Create a More Natural Shoreline
Improve Flood Protection
This project restored an area of freshwater tidal wetland at the National Trust property of Cotehele Quay. A river-side field along the banks of the Tamar Estuary had been enclosed in an embankment and converted to farmland in 1850. To enhance and restore the tidal habitat, a preparatory creek/channel was excavated in the field before a 15 m breach was made in the riverside bank to allow the tide to flood in.
This project is part of a larger programme of habitat creation and improvement throughout the Tamar catchment which aims to create new intertidal habitat which will improve the resilience to the changing climate and to provide a richer environment for people and nature (National Trust Website, accessed 2022). The National Trust website (link below) provides more details and photographs about this project.