Rivers Blackwater and Pant

Wet woodland restoration and enhancement, offline pond restoration. This section is notably neglected. A series of ditch works and coppicing aim to create a good functioning area of wet woodland, whilst a series of old disused ponds can be reinstated to offset the impacts of the upstream mill race.

The outcome will be 1 hectare of wet woodland restored and enhanced through coppicing, 300m of ditches restored, 100m of ditches created, 4 offline ponds restored covering 2000m2

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Rivers Blackwater and Pant

WFD water body status


Project type


Benefiting species and/or habitats

wet woodland ponds

Project lead

Essex Wildlife Trust

Contact for more information

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Project partners

Environment Agency

Funding source

Catchment Restoration Fund

Project start


Website key stakeholders:

Environment Agency logo      Essex Wildlife Trust logo           ESWT Logo 70

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust