A major environmental project on the River Severn will create a permanent legacy for children and families at Severn Valley Country Park, near Bridgnorth. Unlocking the Severn, a collaboration by Severn Rivers Trust, Canal & River Trust, Environment Agency and Natural England, is one of the largest river restorations of its kind ever attempted in Europe. It will restore over 150 miles of the River Severn to endangered fish species, by creating routes around six weirs. The project also aims to reconnect millions of people with the UK’s longest river.
Community Engagement Manager Alex Ball says, “We really want to inspire young minds about the wildlife and stories of the River Severn. We have a new play area as well that will spark imaginative outdoor play and the hands-on sculptural trail will guide families down to take in the view of the river.”
A grand opening celebration is planned for October. Find out more at unlockingthesevern.co.uk and follow @SevernUnlocked on social media for behind-the-scenes insights.