The Partner Organisations of Island Rivers are delivering a number of projects, both individually, and in collaboration. These projects all share the common goal of enhancing the Island’s water courses for both people and nature.
Dodnor Rediscovered is a Gift To Nature Project that is revealing a historic cement kiln alongside the River Medina and creating a nature trail within Dodnor Creek Local Nature Reserve.
River Club is a campaign to control, and where possible eradicate invasive non-native plant species that are growing along the banks and / or within the Isle of Wight watercourses. Among the various actions is an opportunity for volunteers to become involved in a Himalayan Balsam pulling campaign. The annual achievements regarding Invasive Non Native Species removal can be viewed here.
Wroxall Wetlands is a collaboration project between Hants and IoW Wildlife Trust and Natural Enterprise to improve water quality within the Wroxall Stream.
Medina Houseboats involves the Isle of Wight Council and Isle of Wight Estuaries Project working together to provide better facilities for houseboat owners in Newport to dispose of sewage waste.
The Septic Tanks and Phospherous Awareness Project will seek to raise awareness of best practice regarding septic tanks, and of phosphorous inputs more generally.
Catchment Sensitive Farming provide landowners with advice on how to protect water resources, address diffuse and point source pollution and enhance wetland habitats.
Meanders and Reflections is in fact a suite of projects aimed at improving access to the Eastern Yar in both the physical sense – new footpath links, improved footpaths, revitalised signage and in increasing understanding of the river through interpretation and events.
Down to the Coast wetlands projects. The Down to the Coast Programme will include a number of projects that restore parts of the Eastern Yar.