There have already been many impressive successes in Wycombe District Council’s work to enhance the River Wye.
The Revive the Wye partnership has worked hard to make the open lengths of the River Wye more friendly to wildlife.
A flat concrete river bed is no good at all. You need boulders and level changes so that the water flow provides places where fish and plants can thrive, and to enable fish to swim upstream as well as down. And, of course, plenty of vegetation. Some people think it’s untidy but wildlife loves it!
Revive the Wye is a partnership of eight organisations: Friends of the Wye, the High Wycombe Society, the Chiltern Society, the Chiltern Rangers, the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project, the Wycombe Wildlife Group, Wycombe District Council and the Environment Agency.
Here are some results of the River Wye ‘naturalisation’ project near the Swan Theatre frontage.
Part 2: Enhancing the Wye: Progress so far