Essex Rivers Hub

Expansion of improvements already made in this area which currently including tree planting and management of grassland.

Other possible improvements are expansion of the reed bed, connecting of reed bed area to channel (scrape), reprofiling of channel allowing a wetland area to establish and installation of Sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) to reduce impact of urban runoff (pipes).

We would need to establish ownership and work with the owner(s) to determine their vision for the area and try to incorporate river restoration projects within this.

If you know who owns this land or have any questions or suggestions regarding this project then please get in touch with us via the Contacts tab.


River Mardyke

WFD water body status


WFD overall status objective

To achieve Good ecological status by 2027

Project type

Habitat creation/structural

Benefiting species and/or habitats

Creating better marginal habitats as well as in-channel habitats. Sustainable drainage systems near outflows would improve the water quality.

Total area covered by project

Mardyke valley

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 at 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