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Stoke Brook River Restoration
October 3, 2022 - October 7, 2022
Join BART to improve in-river habitat for Stoke Brook within the Bristol Frome catchment. We are looking for volunteers to join us.
Meeting location 9:30am:Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, Fiddlers Wood Ln, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 9BS
Finish about 3:30pm.
This task involves lifting tree branches and large woody debris, whilst wading through the river to create brushwood berm features.
- Wellies – waders preferred as the river will be deep in places.
- Appropriate clothing for the weather, e.g coat
- Food and water for the day
- Hand sanitiser
Materials and tools will be provided.
Please note children aged 16 and under are not covered by our insurance and this task may not be suitable/ safe for them to attend.
For any questions please email Rozy: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a brushwood berm?
As shown above, the structures are constructed using natural materials; by coppicing trees on the riverbanks and securing limbs into the riverbed at the correct angle into the flow. The space behind the tree limb extending into the channel and the riverbank is packed with brushwood and secured in place. These structures help to re-meander the profile of the river and provide a diverse range of habitat. Over time, the structures will accumulate sediment and eventually vegetate to become part of the riverbank.
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