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Forests for Life

The Forest for Life aims to be nationally recognised as an exemplar climate change initiative for the regeneration of the Rockingham Forest with innovative and purposeful means of bringing businesses and communities together around a common cause.

Green Infrastructure

GI can be defined as a planned network of multifunctional green spaces and interconnecting links. GI is integral to the health and quality of life of sustainable communities within Northamptonshire and throughout the Milton Keynes and South Midlands Growth Area.

Catchment Sensitive Farming

Catchment Sensitive Farming was set up between Environment Agency, CSF (Natural England and Environment Agency) and the River Nene Regional Park (RNRP) to address issues with sediments, phosphorous and pesticides in the Upper Nene and on the River Ise Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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Nene Environmental Chapter

Northamptonshire's Environmental Character Strategy (ECS) and Green Infrastructure (GI) Strategy - two ground-breaking initiatives that place Northamptonshire at the forefront of environmental planning the the United Kingdom.

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Nene Catchment Parthnership

This plan seeks to provide a clear framework for effective partnership working. It brings together background information on the catchment, links to the large body of relevant studies and identifies a range of projects that contribute to the achievement of key objectives.

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Nene Valley Nature Improvement Area

The Nene Valley NIA, covering an area of 41,350 hectares in the centre of England, contains a fragmented ecological network of statutory and non-statutory sites, including the Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits SPA/SSSI

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Northampton Washlines

The Northampton washlands were constructed to cope with the increased river flows that could occur due to heavy rain following the eastern expansion of Northampton in the 1970s. The Northampton washlands are designed to manage the flow of floodwater in the River Nene.

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River Nene River Park

River Nene Regional Park (RNRP) is creating a green infrastructure network of environmental projects in Northamptonshire. RNRP brings together Northamptonshire’s local authorities, the Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Natural England and other partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors.

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This project will endeavour to implement improvements along the length of the Ise valley with the aims of enhancing the biodiversity, providing increased access, increasing leisure and recreational activities, improving the landscape value and restoring the natural floodplain where possible.

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Coming & Recent Events

  •   02 March 2014
    Community Planting Day

    The River Nene Regional Park CIC, in partnership with the Groundwork Northamptonshire and the Woodland Trust is very pleased to promote a community planting day as part of their Forests for Life initiative.

  •   Wednesday 18th February 2015
    Nene Catchment Sensitive Farming Training Workshop

    Catchment Sensitive Farming invite you to a training event for unit 051 (Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides on own land) as a replacement for Grandfather rights.

  •   Wednesday 21st January 2015
    Nene Catchment Sensitive Farming Workshop

    Catchment Sensitive Farming invite you to an event to update you on several key issues such as ‘Cross-compliance’, ‘soil reviews’ and ‘Countryside Stewardship Scheme’ at Knuston Hall. Booking essential.

  •   Tuesday 3rd December 2013
    Consultation on the future of the Nene Catchment

    RNRP is holding a number of open public consultation days in December to increase awareness of our water environments and get peoples views on how to tackle these important issues.

  •   17th September, 6th October & 28th October
    Nene Catchment Partnership Autumn Events

    The Nene Catchment Partnership is holding three events this Autumn. Please book your place as soon as possible

  •   Wednesday 9th October 2013
    The Northamptonshire Local Nature Partnership Conference

    RNRP are partners in this event which is designed to bring together business leaders, councillors and environmental professionals to gain an insight into how Northamptonshire is balancing the needs of nature, society and the economy.

  •   Saturday 23rd August 2014
    Corby Big Summer Night Out - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    This unique event launches Made in Corby, an ambitious three year programme of new arts activity that will see Corby’s communities working with artists of local, national and international significance.

  •   22nd October 2010
    Habitat Restoration at Tailby Meadows, Desborough

    Major work to help the restoration of the riverside meadows is planned to start in the next few weeks at The Wildlife Trust in Northamptonshire's Nature Reserve, Tailby Meadows

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