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Wendling Beck Environment Project – building financial and environmental resilience for farmers.

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By Andy Slaney, Green Finance Specialist, Environment Agency The Wendling Beck Environment Project is a habitat creation, nature restoration and regenerative farming project, spanning almost 2,000 acres near Dereham in Norfolk, UK. The project is leading the way in transforming …

Enforcement Days of Action – what they are and why they are important

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The main purpose of my role as an Enforcement Team Leader for the Environment Agency’s Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire Area is making a difference to legitimate businesses. I’ve done the role for four years and I enjoy helping to ensure the environment is protected by working to combat illegal waste activities with my knowledgeable team.

Using Herbicides to protect our flood defences from invasive plants

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The Environment Agency is responsible for carrying out maintenance work on its assets to ensure they will perform as they should during a flood.

Field team operatives and contractors use various tools and methods to carry out seasonal vegetation management on sections of watercourse that are within a flood alleviation scheme. This work is carried out to aid the conveyance of floodwater during periods of high flows. This allows the floodwater to pass through the scheme as freely as possible reducing the likelihood of a blockage and reducing the flood risk.