Our grantee, Thames21, has won The River Restoration Centre’s prestigious UK River Prize ‘project-scale’ award for its collaborative ‘Rewilding the Rom’ project with Barking and Dagenham Council. The work has reconnected the River Rom to its floodplain and developed a wetland helping transform the river into a healthy environment for wildlife. The initiative has also reduced the flood risk for local residents.

Carolina Pinto, River Restoration Manager at Thames21, said: “Together, we have not only restored this reach of the River Rom, but also initiated change to create lasting positive environmental impacts for people and for biodiversity.” Congratulations to Thames 21 for winning the award and for their great work at the River Rom.

More information about our partnership with Thames21 can be found here.