Landscape Management & Climate Resilience

Biodiversity Increase

These are a small selection of the methods we have employed to increase biodiversity along the Thames. 

Bat Friendly Lighting and bat box installation

Development and installation of bat friendly lighting on the Warren Footpath that support the Bat super highway linking the feeding grounds and roosts along the river.

Wetland creation: tree planting, willow spiling and hedge laying 

Reedbed planted in Twickenham, Hammerton's Pond planted with climate resilient species. 

Invasive Species Removal

Coordinated approach to Himalayan Balsam Removal across the borough of Richmond. 

Sand Martin Banks and Otter Holts

Construction of two sand martin banks at Eel Pie Island and Richmond Park – 2008 and 2012. They are well used and maintained by the sea scouts. 

Traditional Land Management Techniques

We use Shire Horses and cow grazing as an environmentally friendly way of cutting the grass. Heavy machinery can compact the ground, making it harder for rain water to infiltrate, which can cause water to stand on the surface.

Biodiversity Partnership Approach

We lead on the River Thames Habitat Action Plans for Kingston and Richmond 

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