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Maintenance Work at Fairham Brook

Monday 26th January

Maintenance Work at Fairham Brook

The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Fairham Brook Nature Reserve is to benefit from maintenance work which will help improve the site for wildlife and people.

Gaynor Jenkins, Senior Conservation Officer for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust stated “These works see the culmination of a 3 year programme of works to improve the Fairham Brook for wildlife.” Working with the Trent Valley Internal Drainage Board (TVIDB), landowners and other partners The Wildlife Trust has implemented habitat enhancements along the brook and developed a new management programme. 

The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust recognises the importance of waterways as an ecological resource for both people and wildlife. Gaynor continued “It is important that the brook is able to cope with high water events and is in good condition to implement the new management regime. The work within the reserve consists of the removal of branches from trees and bushes that have the potential to snag debris during flood events and the clearance of a clear central channel in areas where reed and reed mace fill the brook bed. The Wildlife Trust will continue to work with TVIDB, landowners and other partners on enhancing and managing the Fairham Brook for wildlife”

TVIDB will be carrying out essential maintenance work within the boundary of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Fairham Brook Nature Reserve for around 3 weeks. The majority of the work which started on Friday will be carried out from the opposite bank of the brook, within the farmland, but work will need to be carried out from within the reserve in the area closest to Clifton Lane. The reserve will remain open to the public and footpaths will be re-routed to avoid the works.

The project at Fairham Brook is one of many river catchment projects the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is committed to across the county.  These aim to enhance key rivers, streams and other watercourses for both wildlife – including the Rivers Idle, Leen and Ryton.

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