Hey Brook Revival

Location: 
Wigan
Summary: 

The project delivers a pilot restoration of some of the habitats within the Low Hall Local Nature Reserve through the creation of a Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) during 2017 and 2018.

It is reconnecting local people with their landscape by offering opportunities for volunteers to survey the Hey Brook and delivering a series of practical habitat creation projects. Once the pilot is complete, a second wetland project will be delivered in the Carbon Landscape area.

The installation of a reed bed will increase the resilience of the landscape by helping to cope with sudden large amounts of storm water for the communities down-stream of the Low Hall reserve.

Goals

  • Two wetland SuDS facilities created
  • 1.3 ha improvements to riparian habitat
  • Two water quality improvement projects delivered
  • Eight people established as citizen scientists to monitor water quality within the Carbon Landscape

 

 

How you can get involved: 

Contact the Mersey Rivers Trust

Email: rebecca@merseyrivers.org