This second report produced by the Environment Agency outlines progress made between 2013 and 2014 on projects funded by the Catchment Restoration Fund, which are expected to bring about significant improvements to our rivers, lakes and other water-bodies.
The Catchment Restoration Fund was founded by Defra in 2012. It was set up to support projects from third sector groups that will:
- restore natural features in and around watercourses
- reduce the impact of man-made structures on wildlife in watercourses
- reduce the impact of diffuse pollution that arises from rural and urban land use.