Through the combination of carefully targeted support and advice to farmers in upper and mid catchments, we aim to help “slow the flow” to more vulnerable parts of the catchment.

This includes funding a whole range of measures from woodland planting to constructing small dams, silt traps and ponds.

We also aim to help ‘join up’ the farming and landowning communities in the upper catchment with those in the lower catchment with the message that every field, every farm and every stream has a part to play.