Cain Valley Sustainable Land and Water Management Project

Project Partners & Funders

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Start Date: 

October 2019

End Date: 

June 2023

Ongoing

Working with local communities to improve the river Cain habitats for fish and other wildlife.

The Project

The Cain Valley Sustainable Land and Water Management project aims to createand manage habitats through various activities such as woodland planting,Japanese Knotweed and Balsam control, reedbed construction and river revetmentwork, just to name a few.

One of the main focuses ofthis project is the improvement of habitats, water and soil via better stockmanagement / infrastructure; planting of trees and hedgerow shrubs that canprotect against surface water run-off and rain; new woodland planting and management,ponds and wet areas and more riparian habitat.

Some of the projectactivities include planting new broadleaved woodland; planting and managing newhedgerow / shelterbelts; and installing farm wetlands.

The project will also createmultiple new community wildlife and recreation facilities within the valley. Wewill be adding improvements to al local green space in Lllanfyllin which is aresidential area.  This, along with more riverside access inLlansantffraid and improved footpath networks will see an increase in visitorsto the town and create business opportunities.

ProjectAims:

1.  Improvedfisheries habitat and erosion control through installation of woody debris suchas soft revetment

2.  Control ofinvasive plant species

3.  Community pathand scrub clearance and bench installation at Llansantffraid

4.  1.5ha of newwoodland planting

The Cain Valley SustainableLand and Water Management project is funded under the Welsh Government RuralCommunities – Rural Development Programme. Sustainable Management Scheme2014-2020.

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