Creating new wetland habitats for biodiversity
We are delighted to have been working at Cassiobury Park (Watford, London) on one of our most recent Habitat Design and Management projects.
Cassiobury Park is a Local Nature Reserve located in the Gade Valley, Hertfordshire. The reserve is managed for Watford Borough Council by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Running through the reserve is the River Gade, a chalk stream. Historically, several watercress beds were operated within the site by using water from the River Gade augmented by calcareous springs. The project aims to restore and create a mosaic of wetland habitats to increase the biodiversity of the site.
Defying 2m tall nettle stalks and some rather determined horseflies, our surveyors ventured into the site last summer to compile ecological and physical data to inform concept and detailed designs for wetland creation and restoration at Cassiobury Park.
We look forward to providing updates on the progress of this exciting wetland creation initiative – watch this space!