Volunteers help OART on the Adur

WEBTwinehamEA1Aug15 WEBTwinehamEA3Aug15Volunteers from the Environment Agency joined OART at Twineham today, lending a hand to install coir matting and vegetated coir rolls to the newly created backwaters. The rolls, which are pre-established with mature wetland plants such as purple loosestrife, yellow flag iris and soft rush, will help kick start the growth of marginal vegetation and provide immediate habitat for fish and invertebrates. All the backwaters, which are less than a month old, already contain fish fry and will provide larger fish with places of refuge in seasonal high flows. We’ll be undertaking further habitat enhancement work on the Adur in September, so if you’d like to join us, please get in touch for details: