Wednesday, 21 February 2007

New London Wetland

View of Sutcliff Park Nature Reserve © Environmental AgencyHere's good news for Londoners, tourists and wildlife: a new wetland has been created in Greenwich: the Sutcliffe Park Nature Reserve. This imaginative project involved raising one of London's "lost" rivers - the River Quaggy - to allow controlled flooding of rundown playing fields in Sutcliffe Park. Dragonflies, damselflies, kingfishers, snipes and reed warblers have already moved in. I've recently received confirmation that this project has won the Living Wetlands Award 2007, run by the RSPB and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environment Management (CIWEM). Click the title link for details and more photos.


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