Buried Stream Project Wins National Prize
I’m delighted to say that the Porter Brook Deculverting project was selected as the 2016 Winner in the Canal & Rivers Trust for “Contribution to the Built Environment”. This was a multi-partner partnership project (with key involvement of Sheffield City Council, the Environment Agency and more) that I was fortunate to have the opportunity to design the in-channel habitat features to provide the best functional benefits for trout and the wider aquatic foodweb. The Sheffield Branch of Trout in the Town “SPRITE” are caring for the habitat as well as monitoring the aquatic life in this new section of daylighted urban stream.
As well as my previous blog posts on the subject, the awards scheme made short videos (less than 2‑minutes) long that captured key elements of each project entry. You can see the film for the winning Porter Brook project below. Please enjoy and share (and also check out the other project videos on YouTube from this year’s awards).