Essex Rivers Hub Website

Tuesday 11th February 2014

Roding Valley Nature Reserve

A new interactive website has been launched to help people discover, enjoy, value, get involved and improve their local rivers to get the most from the water environment.

There is more going on than meets the eye on the rivers in Essex and now people can discover for themselves exactly what that is.

The new Essex Rivers Hub, as the site is known, has been developed as a joint project between Essex Wildlife Trust and the Environment Agency.

“We have been carrying out walkover surveys along many Essex rivers to establish what issues there are and how we can solve them,” said Mark Iley from Essex Wildlife Trust.

“We wanted to share this information with as many people as possible, and that is how the Hub concept was born.”

By hovering over one of the rivers a list of complete, planned and ongoing projects will appear with details on each

“People can learn more about their local river and what projects are planned to improve it, suggest their own projects and also get involved,” said Matt Butcher, Catchment Manager from the Environment Agency.

There are also fact sheets, case studies and short videos to cut through some of the often complex terms that people will come across. The Hub will be updated regularly so there should always be something new to see.

The Hub will form a central part of the new Combined Essex Catchment Partnership, hosted by Essex Wildlife Trust and comprising many local organisations that want to make a real difference to the water environment.