Our Work

Conservation & Restoration

The River Waveney has been modified by man over the centuries, with much of the channel having been both straightened and deepened over the years. The wider catchment has also been much altered as land has been drained and land use changed, leading to losses for wildlife. Our work in conservation and river restoration aims to develop projects which will bring diversity and cleaner waters to our river and create new habitats for wildlife.

Projects include construction of fish & eel passes, removal of invasive species and management of the following community spaces and wildlife sites:

Farmers & Landowners

Working with farmers and landowners is critical to achieving our vision of a healthy river for all. We are currently looking to develop new partners and projects in the catchment, both with farmers and landowners and other organisations.

We have some funding available for water friendly farming projects and would be pleased to hear from anybody farming in the catchment, who would like advice leading to potential on the ground projects to benefit the river.

For more information please contact Martha Meek, our Project Consultant.


We will only change our behaviours to benefit the river if we understand it…. And to understand it we need to experience it.

We are always looking for ways to further engage people with the Waveney, from school children on our reserves to new fishing platforms for keen anglers. Education is part of all the projects we do. 

Projects include the River Waveney Study Centre in Flixton.