Award for de-culverting project in Sheffield
Posted on September 19, 2016
Congratulations to WTT Trout in the Town Programme Manager, Dr Paul Gaskell and the partnership who delivered the Porter Brook Pocket Park Project – it has just won the prestigious 2016 Canal & Rivers Trust award for “Contribution to the Built Environment”.
This is a project that we hope will inspire others to free their urban rivers from culverts and create a three-fold ‘win’:
– a win for the river and its wildlife,
– a win for the local residents who have a pocket park with a living stream to enjoy,
– a win for flood defence as the design incorporates flood storage for a spatey river
Paul will use the considerable experience gained on this project to help urban ‘Trout in the Town’ groups plan and deliver similar daylighting projects.
Take a look at Paul’s blog post here – which includes some footage of him catching the first trout in the de-culverted river for (probably) 160 years.
Type ‘Porter’ in the search box (top right) to find all the blog posts about this project.
The project was a Partnership between Sheffield City Council, the Environment Agency and the Wild Trout Trust.