St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Tag: flooding

Time to re-naturalise our becks

Good news for water voles and kingfishers! The Environment Agency has announced its exciting plans to create a new channel through the nature reserve where currently the Osbaldwick Beck is culverted. The primary reason for this £8million work is flood alleviation but the scheme will also help us create new habitats along the banks. We are […]

Posted 10 January 2020 | Tags: flooding, new habitat

Beck to normal – ground work investigation complete

Thanks to all of our neighbours and visitors for putting up with the disruption caused by the recent ground investigation at St Nicks by the Environment Agency. The work teams have now left and the nature reserve is back to the sounds of bird song and buzzing bees instead of drills. We won’t know until […]

Posted 9 August 2019 | Tags: beck, Environment Centre, flooding, grassland, nature reserve, volunteers, wetland, wildflower, wildlife