With funding from the Water Environment Grant Scheme, Tame Valley Wetlands have begun ‘Blythe Alive’, a series of projects to improve the environmental status of the River Blythe. Past modifications have damaged the river, with weirs, obstructions, non-native invasive species, sedimentation and pollution affecting the habitat.
Our work aims to restore connectivity within the river by removing barriers and creating new wetland. We’ll tackle invasive plant species which are currently competing with native plants, and reduce the sedimentation and pollution. ‘Blythe Alive!’ will also help to raise awareness with educational events and training sessions for farmers, community groups, schools and local people.