The prime funding source for these projects was provided by United Utilities (UU) to help improve the health of the North West’s rivers. The projects were managed by West Cumbria Rivers Trust in partnership with the Environment Agency, Rivers Corridor Group, Keswick Anglers, James Spedding, Lake District National Park Apprentices, Woodland Trust and landowners. Without our partners additional financial and ‘in kind’ support, it would not have been possible to achieve such a range of projects, over such a wide area in such a short space of time.The target area for improvements was the River Derwent between Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite Lake.
The projects were designed to:-
Fifteen projects were identified after a walk over survey. It wasn’t possible to fund all these projects, so each project was ranked. Eight primary projects were completed in addition to minor improvements elsewhere within the reach.