Sculthorpe Fen Project News (2)

August 12, 2019
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New reserve entrance at the Trusts Sculthorpe Reserve takes shape

If you have visited the reserve recently you will have seen that we have already cut through a path from the visitor centre to the boardwalk across…
August 03, 2019
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Students get a feel for Field Work at Sculthorpe Moor

One of the many things we do is offer students practical experience of managing habitats and helping them get into careers in conservation. Watch…
July 22, 2019
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River Wensum Silt Trap

Work is now complete on our silt trap! Working with Environment Agency and Water Management Alliance (Internal Drainage Board IDB) to produce this feature that benefits the reserve, the widlife and the River Wensum downstream!

See our timelapse video of the work: 

Part way down our new western boundary we are working, with @WaterManagementAlliance to put in a silt trap. This will slow the watering entering the reserve, allowing the excess, nutrient-rich suspended particles that have run off from surrounding farmland to drop out. The, now clean, water enters the reserve before ultimately joining the River Wensum. Collected silt in the trap will be dug out every c. 2 years and, in the meantime, form wonderful wildlife-friendly rank growth, or even reed bed. #cleanwater