Reconnecting river channels lost to historic dredging and flood defence works on the edge of historic Stamford.

An ambitious project funded by the Environment Agency, The Wild Trout Trust and South Kesteven District Council and delivered on the Burghley Estate in Autumn 2021.

Improving community access, restoring habitat, reducing pollution, holding back flood waters… These are some of the aims of this project in the village of Lubenham, just upstream of Market Harborough.

Funded by the Water Environment Grant, work was completed on this scheme in Summer 2020.

New ponds, fish refuge, floodplain reconnection and in-channel improvements…

An exciting project funded by the Environment Agency and Anglian Water and delivered on the Thorpe Lubenham Estate in Summer 2020.

Our new citizen science project trains and equips local communities to monitor the condition of their local water courses.

River Wardens record water quality, incidents of pollution and sightings of wildlife helping us to identify priority areas for action and providing participants with the opportunity to learn more about their local environment and have a say on its future.

Please contact us to register your interest!

Welland Washes Feasibility Study

Currently under intensive arable agriculture, the Welland Washes are a narrow strip of land alongside the “Wide Welland” between Peakirk and Spalding. Although intended as a flood storage area to prevent downstream communities from flooding, this potentially useful feature of The Fens remains dry.

This project is investigating local community and landowner interest in storing water on this land, restoring wet grazing and creating new spaces for wildlife and people to enjoy.

Our Welland - Heritage, Health and Home

An exciting new initiative to be launched in Summer 2020 with the appointment of a dedicated Community Engagement Officer.

Funding from the National Lottery Community Fund will support The Welland Rivers Trust to uncover what makes the rivers and streams of our catchment so special to the people who live alongside them. We’ll be devising a package of new projects that encourage local people to interact with their rivers in new, exciting and meaningful ways.

Watch this space for further updates!

Our Partnership Work

A community led project to improve the quality of Stamford’s historic millstream for people and wildlife.

Building upon the previous great efforts by local charities and businesses, a renewed energy is being coordinated to desilt and clear the channel, improve flow and rejuvenate the diversity of habitat along this treasured urban green space.