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Introducing the Stourton Castle Weir Fish Bypass Channel Project!

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new initiative aimed at enhancing the health and biodiversity of the Castle Weir in Stourton.

Introducing the Stourton Castle Weir Fish Bypass Channel Project—a collaborative effort to create a safe and accessible passage for migratory fish species, promoting their natural movement along the river and supporting the local ecosystem.

Why is this project important? The River Stour is a vital ecosystem supporting a diverse range of flora and fauna, including several species of migratory fish such as salmon and trout. However, man-made barriers such as weirs have posed significant challenges to fish migration, hindering their ability to reach essential spawning grounds and impacting population numbers.

What will the project entail? The Stourton Castle Weir Fish Bypass Channel Project aims to address these challenges by constructing a fish-friendly passage around existing weir, providing a safe route for fish to navigate upstream and downstream.

This innovative solution will not only restore connectivity within the river but also enhance habitat quality and promote biodiversity for generations to come.

Who's involved? The project is funded by The Environment Agency. JPR are working with Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust to deliver it. Other stakeholders who will benefit include the Severn Rivers Trust and various community engagement groups.

Together, we are committed to preserving the ecological integrity of the River Stour and safeguarding its invaluable natural resources for future generations to enjoy.

Get involved! We invite you to join us on this journey to restore the vitality of the River Stour and support the Stourton Castle Weir Fish bypass Channel Project. You can do this by staying tuned for updates and behind-the-scenes footage as we embark on this project.


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