The United Utilities supported CaST project, Windermere Reedbed Restoration got underway this autumn.
We’re aiming to create and restore 800sq.m of reedbed, through practical work and engagement with local communities. Reedbeds are a vital Biodiversity Action Plan Habitat (BAP) as well key to intercepting sediments and pollutants but have declined around Windermere by 80%.
Whilst we wait for water levels and weather conditions to be right for the practical work we got on with some engagement.
Students from the University of Cumbria and the Lakes School, Windermere have been learning about water quality, reedbeds and the project. As well as indoor presentations there were visits to see one of the proposed restoration sites and the opportunity to carry out some water sampling.
For more details on the project visit https://scrt.co.uk/what-we-do/current-projects/catchment-systems-thinking-cast/