Essex Rivers Hub

These major roads cross the river channel in the form of bridges far above the channel. These bridges result in rubbish and debris littering the channel itself and surrounding land.

We would like to see better fencing of these bridges to reduce the rubbish that can enter the channel and more effort made to clear rubbish from the Mardyke and surrounding land to reduce the impact this can have on water quality and wildlife.

Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions regarding this project idea.


River Mardyke

WFD water body status


WFD overall status objective

To achieve Good ecological status by 2027

Project type

Reduce rubbish and debris from roads.

Benefiting species and/or habitats

Reduce pollution and harm to wildlife getting caught up in discarded rubbish

Project lead

Essex Wildlife Trust

Contact for more information

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Project partners

Essex Wildife TrustEssex 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