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Upper Great Ouse Natural Flood Management

The River Thame Conservation Trust is working with landowners and land managers to help reduce the flood risk in Buckingham and provide wider environmental benefits too.  They have funding available to deliver NFM schemes in the area shown on the map during 2021!

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Natural Flood Management (NFM) is a recognised technique and is integrated into the DEFRA agencies delivery of environmental stewardship grants e.g. Natural England Countryside Stewardship and Forestry Commission English Woodland Grant Scheme.

The new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMs) is also likely to include payments for holding water on land.

RTCT are offering the design and delivery of NFM features for free. You choose which environmental grant scheme would be best for you and your new NFM features!

Visit the RTCT website for more information and how to get involved

Pennywort Alert on the River Great Ouse

Rivercare are offering free Pennywort Alert materials to river based organisations and towns and villages near rivers to help spread awareness, and get more people involved in an ambitious citizen science mapping project.

A huge number of local people use and value the River Great Ouse – and we need your help preventing the spread of Floating Pennywort and reporting any sightings of Floating Pennywort to monitor its spread and react to its presence.

By logging sightings at on iRecord we can all help to monitor the spread of this invasive species, which will help the plan for its control.

We are offering posters for you to display on your noticeboards, and postcards to hand out to regular river users so long as this can be done in a COVID secure way. Click here to order materials.

If you have any questions, please get in touch via Rivercare@keepbritaintidy.org

The River Ivel Project

The Environment Agency have produced a Fact Sheet detailing the background behind The River Ivel Project.  A copy is available to download here:

The Ivel Project Fact Sheet

The Fact Sheet covers the project aims, how it links in with the RBMP, key considerations and the EA’s engagement with local communities and organisations to work in partnership.

If you have any further questions about the River Ivel project please contact Chris Lenton, Project Manager on 01480 483099 or alternatively email Chris.Lenton@environment-agency.gov.uk.