Worcestershire Wildlife Trust employs three Catchment Partnership Agriculture Advisors. With their colleagues in Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust they are working in partnership with Severn Trent to protect our soil, biodiversity and water environment. In Worcestershire, the agricultural advisors cover the priority catchments of the River Teme and River Severn where they provide advice to help farmers and landowners to take steps to reduce pollution.
The Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme (STEPS)
The Severn Trent Environmental Protection Scheme (STEPS) initiative offers farmers financial and technical support to invest in tailored solutions, ranging from watercourse fencing to sediment traps, with the aim of helping to protect watercourses from pollution. Our agricultural advisors visit farmers, attend shows and organise events to share knowledge on relevant tequniques.
Find out more about the STEPS scheme.
Farm to Tap
Farm to Tap is a reward scheme that focuses on managing pesticides and the other sources of diffuse water pollution that comes from farms and other land users. The current focus with Farm to Tap is metaldehyde, which is found in some slug pellets and is difficult to remove from water.
Find out more about Farm to Tap.
Boost for Biodiversity
Boost for Biodiversity is a fund to support catchment partnership projects that make a positive difference to that water environment across the Severn Trent Water region. Landowners, farmers, community groups and non-governmental organisations can submit projects that will provide a water quality benefit. Submissions can cover anything from natural flood management and river restoration to improving river water quality and preserving the region’s biodiversity.
Find out more about Boost for Biodiversity.