Staff at Stadco Llanfyllin have been taking part in the Severn Rivers Trust River Friendly Business scheme. The Severn Rivers Trust scheme helps local business to get involved with river restoration work. Stadco have also worked with the Cain Valley River Group to install bird and bat boxes on their site.
Weirs such as this one, which was once part of a mill race cause a barrier to migrating fish. Severn Rivers Trust worked with Natural Resources Wales and specialist contractors from Seed and Spur to remove the top of the weir, allowing fish to migrate up and down river. Local residents were involved and were very happy to see us bringing the river back to a more natural state. This part of the river is home to Kingfishers and Dippers, which rely on a healthy river ecosystem to survive.
Jason Jones, fisheries technical specialist for Natural Resources Wales said ““Our rivers in Wales are home to a rich variety of plants and fish, they are also great places for people to enjoy the beauty of the natural environment. Working with others on projects like this can have so many benefits, including helping fish populations and reducing flood risk, making sure we have healthy rivers in the future.”
The River Friendly Severn Project is supported by a Welsh Government Arwain Leader grant, Severn Trent and the Postcode Lottery. This project is an Environment Agency initiative being piloted in Powys by the Severn Rivers Trust to bring together communities to help keep our river water clean.
We would be very happy to hear from any local businesses keen to take part. Contact Lisa Barlow at Severn Rivers Trust on email@example.com. www.Facebook.com/SevernRivers.trust
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