Scarrow Beck restoration

Scarrow Beck restoration

The Scarrow Beck project aims to work with natural processes to improve the river and floodplain habitats to benefit wildlife and water quality.

Historically the river has been straightened and deepened which has disconnected the river from its floodplain and degraded the aquatic and riparian edge habitats.

Scarrow Beck restoration
Scarrow Beck restoration
Scarrow Beck restoration

Funded by the Water Environment Grant we are working to re-profile the banks, creating more ‘edge’ habitat for wildlife, add gravels into the river to benefit fish and invertebrate populations and create floodplain wetlands, scrapes and ponds. 

Scarrow Beck restoration
Scarrow Beck restoration
Scarrow Beck restoration

We expect to see more fish in the rivers, create more space for water voles, see more birds and more dragon, mayfly and butterflies across the site.  

Scarrow Beck restoration
Scarrow Beck restoration
Scarrow Beck restoration

The project will work between Calthorpe and the confluence with the Bure with the main construction works due to finish in August.