Following the initial work in 2013 the YOUse project is gaining momentum once more. With a new Project Manager in post, Emily Long, the River Ouse and its floodplain is looking at getting a makeover in 2017. Aiming to improve the wildlife in and out of the water the project will create new spaces for people to explore and learn about the Ouse, as it is now and how it has been in the past.
Staying connected to the whole catchment the works will tie into other restoration works that have been completed by the Adur and Ouse Partnership over the last few years. This will help improve water quality and natural flood management as well as improving the habitat for all the wildlife that uses it.
Although no works will happen this year, there is ample opportunity to get involved and help out. As well as baseline monitoring we will be holding a floodplain BioBlitz on the 2nd July, to intensively monitor all the wildlife we have on our floodplain and in our river. There will be lots to get involved with so watch this space, and the Sheffield Park pages to get involved.