Reedbeds Could Help Revive Polluted River Lea

Issue date: 3rd July 2013

The rivers in East London’s Lea Valley are among the most polluted in Britain.

The creation of reedbeds along the River Lee Navigation could be a low-cost and attractive part of a solution to the river’s significant pollution problems.

A new independent report commissioned by Thames21 for our Love the Lea campaign, and funded by the Environment Agency, reveals huge potential for reedbeds to boost biodiversity, reduce the effects of pollution and improve the social and amenity value of the lower Lee Catchment. 

Find out more on the Thames21 website