Final Stage of Saltmarsh

Subject to receipt of a licence from the MMO (Marine Management Organisation) the WFDG are planning to implement the final stage of saltmarsh restoration works in order to protect the new raised and strengthened river footpath.

This work is being funded mostly by a substantial grant from the Coastal Communities Fund. The Waldringfield Parish Council, ex local councillor Veronica Falconer (through SCDC Community Enabling funds) and WFDG have contributed smaller amounts. The initial 200m of work on the saltmarsh was partly funded by the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty unit. This is especially visible at low tide towards the Turner’s Bench end of the footpath and a further 1000m of protection over a wider area is now required to prevent the saltmarsh from further erosion and fragmentation. This work will take place over the summer, but will not cause any disruption to walkers on the footpath. 

One final job for the footpath however is the application of a top dressing, once the path has dried out and stabilised sufficiently. This is planned for May, and the footpath will need to be closed for a couple of days. Further information will be available nearer the time.

For your info the archaeological report for Dairy Farm Marsh.  No key findings but a useful summary report.

Janette Brown  jbrownmace@btinternet.com

By Janette Brown on March 3rd, 2016

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