The creation of a new Biodiversity Action Plan for the Upper and Lower Medway Internal Drainage Board outlines a 10 year commitment to enhancing habitats and protecting species across an area spanning 294km2 from Whitstable to Headcorn in Kent and across to East Grinstead in Sussex and Oxted on the Surrey Borders.
The plan details all the important habitat and species likely to be affected by Drainage Board Activities and provides Action Plans for everything from Kingfishers to plants like Spruces Bristle Moss. There are also plans to manage ditch edges for dragonfly and improve tidal flaps to help eels migrate. In addition there are ideas to support partners who are trying to prevent plastic pollution in watercourses and tackle invasive species.
The completed plan was delivered to the Boards in 2021.