Natural Rivers and Green Corridors is a three year project to improve woodlands, grasslands, wetlands and watercourses along the River Rea and its tributaries in south-west Birmingham and the River Tame in west Birmingham. As well as improving habitats for wildlife, the project will benefit communities by making local green spaces more attractive and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
The project is a partnership between Birmingham City Council, the Environment Agency and the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country. It is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
The project will also be making improvements to the physical features of the water course through removal of large man made barriers in the form of weirs. This element of the project follows on from the morphological improvements made to the Bourn brook in the 2013 Nature Improvement Area NIA.
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is committed to improving the outcomes of this project by actively improving the woodland plantations through the introduction of a more diverse ground flora and sub canopy.
We run volunteer days every Thursday if you would like to get involved.