Children in Northwich helped to plant and install a 4D Matrix Floating Riverbank in Northwich to bring life to the Flood Alleviation Scheme.

The children started the day with a talk from Biomatrix Water explaining the benefits of the floating ecosystems, followed by getting their hands dirty planting various aquatic plants, including reeds, grasses and flowers, donated by the Land and Water Group, and finally releasing the habitat into the river. Supplied by Biomatrix, the floating habitat is being installed by Environment Agency staff on behalf of GBV.

The diverse range of aquatic plants will help to soften the aesthetics of the flood defense wall, providing a naturalised waterscape in this city center location.

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