but don’t let the abundance of mud fool you.
JPR Environmental are delighted to have been involved in the construction work on a wetland treatment system at the world-famous wildlife site at Slimbridge.
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, as part of the Severn Vision Project, has designed this water treatment system to ensure that any water used in the reserve is cleaned naturally.
We were involved in the excavation of the ponds, the construction of the ditches, the installation of the pumps and finally, in the planting. It was during the wonderful, warm, summer months last year – which seem like a lifetime away in the depths of a cold January.
The pools are already creating breeding areas for frogs, toads and newts and there is now perfect habitat for wading birds and dragonflys.
The overall result is a multi-functioning wetland treatment system that includes open water, reedbed, surface flow marsh and shallow emergent swamp covering an area larger than an Olympic swimming pool. It is efficient and clean, and allows for better water controls across the whole reserve while providing habitat for a variety of wetland animals.
We have been involved in so many great projects with WWT over the years – this one has been particularly satisfying. If you would like to read more about the project on WWT’s website, please click this link. Alternatively, you can read our full case study here.