Case study:River Mease Waterside Care

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Project overview

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Status Complete
Project web site http://www.trentriverstrust.org/site/mease-watersidecare
Themes Habitat and biodiversity, Social benefits
Country England
Main contact forename Alan
Main contact surname Graham
Main contact user ID User:JoshRRC
Contact organisation Trent Rivers Trust
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In 2014 Trent Rivers Trust have completed a four year program of invasive species control along the Gilwiskaw Brook and River Mease. We have been working with farmers and community members to control the invasive species Himalayan Balsam from the banks of the River Mease. This has resulted in a greatly reduced abundance of Himalayan Balsam providing an opportunity for the native river vegetation to recover from this dominating plant. To read the latest newsletter please click on the link to the right of the page on the Project web site url link provided above. We are continuing to raise awareness of the River Mease through attending country fairs and shows in the catchment. This has provided the opportunity to chat to residents about their special river, places to access it and how to care for its future. The invasive species Himalayan Balsam has been widespread among the banks of the river in recent years. It out competes the native flora of the bank side resulting in poor species diversity and increased erosion risk. It can spread very quickly, particularly along rivers and watercourses.

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Humber
River basin Tame Anker and Mease

Subcatchment

River name River Mease from Hooborough Brook to Trent
Area category 100 - 1000 km²
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Maximum altitude category 100 - 200 m
Maximum altitude (m) 134
134 m
0.134 km
13,400 cm
Dominant geology Calcareous
Ecoregion Great Britain
Dominant land cover Arable and Horticulture
Waterbody ID GB104028046560



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WFD water body codes GB104028046560
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WFD water body name River Mease from Hooborough Brook to Trent
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Mitigation of a pressure Invasive species
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