Hertford Workshop

Hartford pre rehabilitation workshopThe East Yorkshire Chalk Rivers Trust in partnership with the Environment Agency and Wild Trout Trust, collectively organised and ran a two day workshop demonstrating habitat enhancements for maintained river and drainage channels. The workshop showcased techniques that can be employed to create self-maintaining river channels and improve habitat quality, with minimal impact upon flood conveyance. The Workship was ran on the straightened river Hertford near Scarborough, on the 16th May 2014. The East Yorkshire Rivers Trust negotiated the relevant permission's from the land owners Internal Drainage Board and Environment Agency. Materials for the day have been sourced locally by the East Yorkshire Rivers Trust this consisted of brush wood and woody debris delivered to site. Gauge boards were purchased and installed before any work was carried out to ensure no increases in depth compromised land drainage or flood defences. Working in conjunction with the Environment Agency who funded the project the local Internal Drainage Board whom without their support the project would not have gone ahead.

Wild Trout TrustThe Wild Trout Trust officers Gareth Pedley and Tim Jacklin guided the in stream works with support from a number of the Scarborough Conservation Volunteers who came together to make this project viable. Two days work by the team made a significant difference and angling clubs land owners and the Internal Drainage Board all attended. As we tidied up at the end of the day a number of small Grayling had taken up station behind one of the installations which we took as a vote of thanks. The event has been made possible through the support of The Vale of Pickering Internal Drainage Board, Scarborough District Council’s Carrs Wetland Project. A selection of photographs from throughout the days are below.

Hertford during the two days

Hartford during works 1Hartford during works

Hertford after two days hard work

Hartford during works final