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River catchment project

River catchment project

We lead the New Forest Catchment Partnership with the Freshwater Habitats Trust. It involves working with local communities and organisations to identify opportunities to improve the health of streams, rivers and lakes.

The New Forest catchment is an area of separate, unconnected streams rather than a single river system. Because of this the partnership focusses on improvements for individual streams, working with local people and organisations to pull together coordinated plans of action.

Currently, work to improve waterways is being delivered through the Living Waters project, led by the Freshwater Habitats Trust within the Heritage Lottery Funded Our Past, Our Future landscape partnership scheme.

If you would like to find out more about the work of the catchment partnership and what you can do to help deliver projects then please email

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