Wandle Rain Gardens

Project Category: OtherProject Tags: Biodiversity, Gardens and Mental Health

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    Wandle Rain gardens project is run by London Wildlife Trust and is one of many projects being delivered along the course of the River Wandle in south London under the umbrella of the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership.

    The project aims to increase resilience to the changing weather patterns that climate change is bringing through using rainwater differently: by creating ways for rainwater to soak naturally into the earth rather than inundating the local drains, and by harvesting rainwater to use in instead of the mains supply.

    We will be depaving, creating rain gardens,  green roofs and rain water harvesting projects with local residents on sites along the course of the River Wandle. These will be of a scale that people can replicate in their own homes or neighbourhoods and will help to reduce local flood risk, improve the areas tolerance of drought, create new wildlife habitats and improve the quality of water in the Wandle, reduce the urban heat island effect, improve air quality and improve people’s access to nature.

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    The course of the River Wandle through Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth