Restoring the Upper Cringle Brook is a Lincolnshire Rivers Trust project in partnership with the Wild Trout Trust focusing on habitat enhancement of Cringle Brook. This area has known strongholds for UK British Action Plan species including the native crayfish, and with careful restoration this area of the catchment could increase its resilience to environmental change and support these species long into the future.
We have agreement from the landowner to restore the channel to a more natural form over a 1.5km length. The channel would be designed by a fluvial geomorphologist using natural characteristics, i.e. restoring a pool-riffle sequence, installing woody material and re-connection of the floodplain. This would provide habitat benefits and the more frequent inundation of the floodplain would provide flood storage / slowing the flow benefits. There are few opportunities within the area to return a section of a modified river to its natural course and as such LRT are particularly excited about this opportunity.
The land on which we are planning to undertake the project belongs to the Easton Estate, and they are kindly working with us to achieve this.
Working with the community
As part of the development and delivery of the project we would like to hear from you.
Please let us know if you would like to learn more, we are happy to meet with local residents and talk through our plans.
We will also be able to offer the opportunities to get involved including practical volunteering and ongoing monitoring/surveying opportunities.
Please get in touch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07895 423983.
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