Natural Flood Management and Leaky Damn Building

Natural flood management is about slowing and storing floodwater. The aim is to reduce the downstream flood peak height. One way to slow the flow is to build ‘leaky damns’. These are woody debris which create pools and riffles. Along with flood risk benefits they are also great habitats for fish and aquatic insects.  …

The Yellow Fish Project comes to Helston!

Yesterday we spent the afternoon with Cornwall Wildlife Trust and some helpful pupil’s from St. Michael’s C of E Primary School painting the town yellow in the name of water quality. This was as part of the Environment Agency’s Yellow Fish Project. Armed with yellow spray-paint and fish-shaped stencils, Yellow Fish symbols were sprayed next to…