Normandy Chalk Streams
Sharing of knowledge across the seas
The LCSP partnership were fortunate to be able to work with the Lindsey Action Zone (LAZ) Local Action Group (LAG) on a LEADER funded cooperation project with a LAG from Normandy in France. Click here for more information about the excursions.
We continue to keep in contact with the project officers we met who endeavour to restore the chalk streams in their departments in Normandy on the rivers Eure, Avre and Iton. This helps us to share knowledge and technical expertise as we all work to deliver the actions of the European Water Framework Directive.
Sebastien Bley is a Project officer who works to help restore reaches of the River Iton and currently undertook a large scheme to remove an in-stream barrier. This project has been several years in the planning working with various landowners and the mill owner (responsible for the barrier) along with various legislations they have related to the historical mill structures. The River Iton is known by anglers from England as a 'Hidden gem of a chalk stream, a crystal clear stream that is a tributary of the River Risle'