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River Keekle Restoration

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Woodlands have been working with the West Cumbria Rivers Trust to restore the River Keekle near Whitehaven in Cumbria. It was an open cast coal mine until the early nineties, when the riverbed was lined with plastic in an attempt to keep buried toxic waste out of the river. The river restoration project is now removing this horrible plastic and repairing the river to a more natural state, to prevent flooding and restore the health and biodiversity of the surrounding area.

A film for woodlands.co.uk by Jemma Cholawo. www.jemmacholawo.com


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I can't believe how they put plastic in the river. It's nonsense.
It was easy to see that soon or later the water would go below the plastic and make a mess.

Find In Nature

February 28, 2020

amazing stuff

MisterTracks

February 28, 2020

amazing stuff

MisterTracks

February 28, 2020

Humanity is not very smart. So destructive. Short-sighted and greedy. And never learning it seems.

John Grytbakk

February 28, 2020

Give that man a medal! Talking to camera in such heavy rain but still looking comfortable is very impressive

Neilhuny

February 28, 2020

Who on earth signed off that plan to allow the miners to leave the site with such a short-term solution for the river? I hope the mining company has a sustainability department these days and is willing to redress historical failures like this; helping to pay part of the cost of the restoration project?

V isions

February 28, 2020

Evidently reply to comments is capable of being turned off. What's the purpose of that? Subthread chatter clog the system or something?

Roger Scott Cathey

February 28, 2020

introduce some 'beavers' those bad-boys will sort the ecosystem out. (nature knows best)

Profile Photography

February 28, 2020

It was the era where plastic solved everything with no repercussion.
Just like that time when everything should be radioactive, cause thats not gonna be a problem.
Society always does stuff thats completely retarded in hindsight, its groupthink a la "the fancy new thing".

Ae Norist

February 28, 2020

You had me rolling and laughing at a mining company redressing failures.
They don't do that under legal threat, let alone freely.
Do not humanize companies, they are by design soulless profit-extraction-machines, and that kind of environmentalism is deeply unprofitable.

Ae Norist

February 28, 2020


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