Trout Beck Habitat Improvements – drop in event

Date: Monday 24 June, 3pm - 7pm, Long Marton Village Hall, Long Marton.

Trees in tubes planted on the banks by the river

Eden Rivers Trust (ERT) has secured funds for a range of habitat improvement works to be undertaken in the Trout Beck catchment over the next 2 years. These improvements can also be highly beneficial for farms/agriculture and general land management.

The types of work we’d like to undertake include:

  • Fencing off watercourses, and provision of alternative watering for livestock,
  • Tree planting and coppicing on river banks,
  • In-channel woody material management,
  • Small-scale river restoration projects, including wetland creation,
  • Installing cross drains in farm tracks and improving river crossings,
  • Removal of invasive species such as Himalayan balsam, and
  • Bank-side erosion control.

Drop in on Monday 24th June to Long Marton Village Hall between 3pm and 7pm to hear more about our plans and share your local knowledge of the river and surrounding area.
Find out ways you can get involved in this project and likewise how we can help with habitat improvements on your land.

There will be a talk by Jenny Garbe, ERT’s Conservation Officer at 3.30pm, 5pm and 6.30pm and

Jenny, along with Gareth Pedley from the Wild Trout trust and Andy Dyer, ERT’s Senior Farming and Conservation Officer, will be on hand to answer your questions throughout the afternoon.

You can also see artwork about healthy rivers created by pupils from Long Marton Community School!


The Trout Beck project is funded by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.