In this 'info-blog' (we couldn't decide if it was an information sheet or blog!) we wanted to bring together some information about the key issues, with a bit of commentary to give you an overview of the situation, what it means for our work, and what perhaps you might be able to do to help bring about change - and to help make our waterways wonderful again. It's a really urgent issue for the county and nationally, so we hope you find it an interesting read - we'll be back with updates throughout the coming year.
For Somerset Wildlife Trust, water quality is of ongoing concern across the county, but never more so than for the land we manage on the Somerset Levels & Moors
It might look natural, but the Levels and Moors are a completely human-engineered landscape with a complex ditch and river system tightly controlled for water levels to allow for farming activity and to deliver flood protection in low-lying villages.