Why the River Blythe?
The Blythe River is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the diversity of its wildlife, especially plant species.
However, due to various types of pollution, such as phosphate and road runoff and point-source discharge; as well as the presence of several barriers to fish movement along the river, the ecological status of the River Blythe has been degraded over time.
Tame Valley Wetlands, with funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) Water Environment Grant, have carried out ‘Blythe Alive!’, a project to enhance the biodiversity value of the River Blythe and improve its general ecological status. This project ran from 2019 – 2022.