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Colne Community


Winner - Meanders through the Meads

Earthworks employee

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) is a local charity and a leading voice for wildlife conservation in Hertfordshire and Middlesex.

Wheathampstead Parish Council is overseeing this project along the River Lea. The Meads in Wheathampstead is publicly accessible and is already used for educating people about chalk stream environments. The river suffers in places from excessive bank erosion, silted gravels caused by low-flows and a lack of habitat variety and wildlife.

With the funding, HMWT will enhance and increase the range of habitats for fish, invertebrates, birds and rare plants, protect the river from bank erosion and habitat disturbance, raise awareness of chalk rivers and increase people’s skills and knowledge of river restoration.


Batford Spring Volunteers

Batford Spring Volunteers is a small charity who undertake conservation and maintenance work. They would like to rebuild sections of the banks along the freshwater streams. This work will improve flows in freshwater streams and encourage a wider range of aquatic wildlife in and along the banks of the streams.


Bee Happy – Earthworks St Albans

Earthworks employee

Bee Happy – Earthworks St Albans is a group offering therapeutic horticulture and outdoor activities to people with learning disabilities.

Earthworks would like to teach bee-keeping skills to their 60 people on day placement schemes. The bee keeping aims to encourage sustainable living amongst the wider public at the same time as promoting social inclusion. Earthworks would like to receive further training in taking care of the bees. To start the project, the group need to purchase specialist equipment and the money donated will help them achieve this.