Essex Rivers Hub

This stretch of the Chelmer is grazed right up to the river bank in some areas, with the predominant livestock being horses. Buffering the river corridor with areas of long grass and planting hedgerows along the paddock margins will reduce the impact of the surrounding land use on the river.


Hedge planting along this area and the creation of strips of long grass along the river corridor will reduce the nutrient runoff from the adjacent pasture land and create habitat for a variety of wildlife.

The outcome of this project will be 500m of hedgerows planted.

For more information on this project or to get involved please contact Essex Wildlife Trust.


River Chelmer

WFD water body status


Project type

Habitat creation

Project lead

Essex Wildlife Trust/Essex Biodiversity Project

Contact for more information

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Project partners

Environment Agency

Funding source

Catchment Restoration Fund

Website key stakeholders:

Environment Agency logo      Essex Wildlife Trust logo           

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