Essex Rivers Hub

Non- native invasive species can be damaging to river habitats, therefore finding out what species are a problem in the Crouch is the first step to tackling them.

 Once the location of the problem species are determined then the process of controlling or completely removing them can begin. We would like to see this become a community activity for species like Himalayan Balsam as this plant is easy to remove and allows local people to get involved in their local river.


River Crouch

WFD water body status


WFD overall status objective

To achieve Good ecological status by 2027

Project type

Monitoring and removing invasive species

Benefiting species and/or habitats

Removal of these invasive species will open up habitats for native species and reduce their impact on the banks and in-channel habitats.

Project lead

Jane Herbert

Contact for more information

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Project partners

Essex Wildlife Trust, Essex Biodiversity Project and the Environment Agency.

Funding source

None ay present.

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