Our main aims are to conserve and improve the Rivers Lark and Linnet in Bury St Edmunds and adjacent areas for the benefit of the public and wildlife.
The Group comprises concerned residents, local associations and groups, and members of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
The Rivers Lark and Linnet (both rare chalk streams), and the land around them, have been essential parts of Bury St Edmunds for many centuries. These precious green spaces and rural landscapes are very important in contributing to the town’s historic setting and identity. To retain the character of the town, and preserve its heritage, they should be considered as key elements of the town for future generations.
Bury Water Meadows Group is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registered with the Charity Commission, number 1185321)
We have 230 members, around 70 of whom join our volunteer work parties that take place 3 times a month on average.
Bury Water Meadows Group held its 10th birthday party this month. Well we thought we were 10, until it was pointed out that our first meeting, to seek help to… Continue reading Monthly Column Nov 2023 Bury Free Press
Will Ratty return to the water meadows? Bury Water Meadows Group’s ‘bio-observers’ have been busy recording the diversity of animals and plants in the town centre but one creature they… Continue reading Monthly Column Sept 2023 Bury Free Press
Habitat piles for wildlife People often say, when we are working in the meadows or the Great Churchyard, “keep up the good work and thank you for doing all this… Continue reading Monthly Column Aug 2023 Bury Free Press
Himalayan Balsam Invasive Species Control Bury Water Meadow Group volunteers are making a major contribution to controlling the invasive species Himalayan Balsam (HB). For 5 years over 7km of the… Continue reading Monthly Column July 2023 Bury Free Press
An exclosure prevents deer grazing/browsing in a representative area of a habitat and is used to demonstrate, for a period of a few years, the difference between areas with no… Continue reading Deer Exclosures to monitor excessive deer damage