“The tender Evenlode that makes
Her meadows hush to hear the sound
Of waters mingling in the brakes,
And binds my heart to English ground.
A lovely river, all alone,
She lingers in the hills and holds
A hundred little towns of stone,
Forgotten in the western wolds.”
— Hilaire Belloc
The Evenlode Catchment Partnership, hosted by Wild Oxfordshire, has a vision for an Evenlode with improved water quality, enhanced flood management, enriched biodiversity, with greater community engagement with rivers, at local and landscape scales.
The Catchment Based Approach website provides a wealth of information about the Evenlode.
To achieve this vision we have developed several work strands which we are working on with a range of partners: Natural Flood Management, the Evenlode Catchment laboratory, environmental monitoring, river education and citizen science.
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“Restoring our rivers and improving water quality is vital to reversing a decline in one of our most precious commodities – water. We look forward to working closely together on the next phases and seeing life come back to the Glyme.” Roy Cox – Estate Manager, Blenheim Palace.