Salt Hill stream wetland scheme nears completion
After Mayor Cllr Avtar Kaur Cheema opened the wetland creation scheme at Salt Hill Park on the 16 October, great progress has been made, and the scheme is near to completion with only some tree planting and seed spreading left to do.
The work near the railway tunnel in Salt Hill Park has involved creating a new footbridge and digging down to release the stream, which was encased in pipes underground.
By opening the stream to daylight again, a shallow wetland has been created to attract wildlife and enhance the area. The project has been led by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), in partnership with Slough Borough Council, the Environment Agency, and Thames Water. There will be an official opening this Spring, when the Mayor will be invited back to see the finished result.
We also have a team of Salt Hill Park Stream volunteers who have been helping with improving the stream and other green spaces in Slough. In Spring the volunteers will be planting trees and other plants in the new wetland, to create colourful haven for wildlife and people.