Welland Valley Partnership
|Press Release - Local News - Stamford|
|Friday, 11 May 2012 07:13|
PRESS RELEASE - LOCAL NEWS - STAMFORD
The Welland Rivers Trust has two large projects in the Stamford area: The first of these, which has been running for eighteen months, is the restoration of the Stamford Millstream. Work on clearing the stream and banks has progressed significantly in recent months and plans are being drawn up for remodelling of the stream bed, together with the creation of accessible educational areas for schools. These plans have received a huge boost recently, with the project winning a funding award of $32,000 from the Cummins Generator Technologies Foundation. Stamford-based CGT has been a major supporter of the Millstream project since its inception and regularly supplies large teams of volunteers from its work-force.
The second project which will benefit Stamford is known as The Sea Trout Project. Many years ago, Sea Trout would naturally make their way from The Wash all the way up as far as the Town Bridge. The introduction of weirs and locks during past decades created impassable barriers to this migration and the Trout disappeared from the upper reaches of the river. The project currently under way will create fish passes through the locks and 'ladders' on the weirs, which will enable the Trout to once again navigate their way to Stamford. This project is being delivered with the Environment Agency and Wild Trout Trust.