Science Exchange Wallingford Talk: The River of Life: creating new wetland habitats along the River Thames, 20 January at 7pm

A talk by Lizzie Rhymes, Environment Agency & Chris Parker, Earth Trust on Tuesday 20 January, 7.00pm for 7.30pm, Wallingford School Library, St George’s Road, Wallingford

Working with the Environment Agency, the Earth Trust is creating a truly wild stretch of river. Avoiding any impacts on navigation, they have introduced backwaters to feed new wetland habitats on the south bank of the Thames for approximately 2.5 kilometres in length. In June 2014, the River of Life was the joint recipient of the Best Practice Award for Practical Nature Conservation at the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. Lizzie & Chris will tell us about the challenges of digging wetland habitats, the results to date, plans for the future and the environment and social benefits this project is providing.