TRIP - TAW RIVER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

A £1.86 million project (2012-2015) funded through the Catchment Restoration Fund and successfully completed - delivering improvements in ecological status across the catchment under the Water Framework Directive in the areas of fisheries management, land management - agriculture, land management - biodiversity and data & surveying.

The project was managed by the Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) and run on a partnership basis with 14 partners in all. Fisheries work was co-ordinated by RTFA, WRT and the EA.

Achievements:

In-River (Fish) Habitat Improvements - in addition to access over weirs work for which see Weirs Project website page:

    • Coppicing - 6km approx.
    • Debris Dams - 29 blockages removed
    • Spawning Gravels - 82 sites cleaned
    • Woody Debris Introduction and Revetments - 5 sites

Catchment Management for Improved Water Quality:

    • Farms visited and advised - 121
    • Farm Plans written - 86
    • Farm Instruction Projects - 22
    • Watercourse Fencing - 18km
    • Alternative Drinking Sources installed - 26
    • Soil and Nutrient Tests - 48
    • Culm Habitat Restoration - 700 acres
    • Reports, Studies and Publications - 6

Thanks are due to all members of the partnership. For more information please see 

Case study:The Taw River Improvement Project (TRIP) - RESTORE (restorerivers.eu)