Rewilding Arcadia A New Project of the Thames Landscape Strategy

The Thames Landscape Strategy has been granted £348,000 from the DEFRA funded Green Challenge Recovery Fund, matched by contributions from the partners and the Environment Agency to start the delivery of the Rewilding Arcadia project. Phase One of the scheme will see community and stakeholder consultation to inform the development of the delivery stage.

The purpose of the first phase of Rewilding Arcadia is to deliver and explain a series of nature-based flood risk management projects that are designed to restore the lost floodplain to re-connect water, people, heritage and wildlife with the natural cycles of the Thames (in normal times, during floods and drought). Rewilding Arcadia looks to achieve multiple landscape benefits, for the long-term, to ensure that local communities, businesses, landowners, agencies and river users are fully engaged with flood risk management policy and solutions to increase public understanding about flooding and the need for landscape change.

 

REWILDING ARCADIA: A SUMMARY

The purpose of Rewilding Arcadia is to deliver and explain a series of nature-based flood risk management projects that are designed to restore the lost floodplain to re-connect water, people, heritage and wildlife with the natural cycles of the Thames (in normal times, during floods and drought).

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There are many different ways that you can support the work of the Thames Landscape Strategy.  This could be through making a donation, setting up a standing order, commissioning the expertise of the TLS as a consultant, volunteering or working for us.   Click here to find out how you can help by either volunteering or donating to our charity The Father Thames Trust.

 

The Arcadian Thames: ‘London’s Countryside’

The stretch of the river that the TLS focuses on has been known as the ‘Arcadian Thames’  for over 300 years and is a theme that flows throughout the Thames Landscape Strategy.  Click here to find out what is meant by the Arcadian Thames, why it is important and what is its history.  Find out more.

Watch Sir David Attenborough’s introduction the Thames Landscape Strategy