Biodiversity

Setting out how we care for wildlife

We have launched our new Biodiversity Strategy – setting out how it will care for the incredible wildlife on its sites.

The aim is to set out what our company will do to protect and enhance wildlife on its sites and around the communities we serve.

It is an approach that is already bearing fruit at […]

By |October 11th, 2016|Biodiversity, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Setting out how we care for wildlife|
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    Volunteers show how much they care for our rivers and beaches

Volunteers show how much they care for our rivers and beaches

This week is National Volunteers Week, a time to celebrate the achievements of RiverCare and BeachCare volunteers throughout the region who give up their spare time to protect waterways and coastlines.

We are extremely proud of all our employees who volunteer their time, and all of the community volunteers who are involved in projects we […]

By |June 3rd, 2016|Biodiversity, Catchment management|Comments Off on Volunteers show how much they care for our rivers and beaches|

Another buzzing blog post…

Photos are copyright of Steven Falk

It’s that time of year again, where gardeners all over the country are blowing the cobwebs off their lawnmower, checking their stashed garden gloves for secret spiders and trying to find the long abandoned trowel! The ever-growing grass and long warm days cause many us to embrace our gardens […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Biodiversity, Potting On|Comments Off on Another buzzing blog post…|

The science of saving our nightingales…

Today Anglian Water scientists, along with our partners at the British Trust for Ornithology, are launching our latest season of tracking nightingales. The birds are being fitted with geo-locator tags at Grafham Water and the information will help scientists to find out more about why these birds are in decline. Paul Stancliffe from the […]

By |April 29th, 2015|Biodiversity, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The science of saving our nightingales…|

Aliens in our waterways…

This week it’s #InvasivesWeek – and DEFRA are spreading the word about species that can cause big problems. We’re getting involved because the rivers and wetlands of East Anglia are home to a range of fascinating wildlife, but some foreign invaders are causing problems for our water network and our native species. These are […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|Biodiversity|Comments Off on Aliens in our waterways…|

Reflecting on World Rivers Day 2014…

On Sunday 28 September, RiverCare and BeachCare groups across East Anglia held events to celebrate World Rivers Day. Volunteers worked to clear rubbish from our region’s rivers, estuaries and coastlines.

World Rivers Day is an event that represents the very ethos of RiverCare and BeachCare volunteer groups and recognises the objectives of these Keep Britain […]

By |October 29th, 2014|Biodiversity, Sustainability|Comments Off on Reflecting on World Rivers Day 2014…|

Love where you live…

I have previously worked as a Senior Warden for the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, as Reserve Warden for the RSPB; as Assistant Warden for the Wildlife Trusts and as a nature reserve and forest ranger. What all my previous roles had in common was that they were all within the confines of a nature […]

By |August 21st, 2014|Biodiversity, Sustainability|Comments Off on Love where you live…|

Success through partnerships…

Growing up as the son of a vicar, my childhood was spent living in old rectories, which meant I was usually lucky enough to have a big garden to run around and explore in. It was in those gardens that I became fascinated by birds and wildlife, an interest which grew as I got […]

By |August 14th, 2014|Biodiversity, Recreation, Sustainability|Comments Off on Success through partnerships…|

From Africa to Rutland…and back!

Where have the last six months gone?

I’m referring to the return of the ospreys to Rutland Water – it doesn’t seem two minutes since September when we were wishing them safe travels to Africa.

On the 16th March we had our first osprey land at his nest site around midday and it was so good […]

By |April 30th, 2014|Biodiversity|Comments Off on From Africa to Rutland…and back!|