Find out all about the River Witham at Grantham fun day

Looking forward to the River Witham fund day are, from left to right, Marilyn Campbell, Wyndham Park volunteer; Fiona McKenna, Rivercare; John Knowles, Rivercare and Wyndham Park Forum; Darren Randall, Environment Agency; Julie Ashworth, SKDC Community Parks Engagement Officer; Matt Parr, Environment Agency; Elizabeth Bowskill, Wyndham Park Forum; Russ Critchley, Lincolnshire Rivers Trust.
Looking forward to the River Witham fund day are, from left to right, Marilyn Campbell, Wyndham Park volunteer; Fiona McKenna, Rivercare; John Knowles, Rivercare and Wyndham Park Forum; Darren Randall, Environment Agency; Julie Ashworth, SKDC Community Parks Engagement Officer; Matt Parr, Environment Agency; Elizabeth Bowskill, Wyndham Park Forum; Russ Critchley, Lincolnshire Rivers Trust.

A river-based fun day will help educate park-goers on the habitat of the River Witham in Grantham – and the changes that will help it grow.

‘Go Wild in the River Witham’ will run in and around Wyndham Park’s White Bridge from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, July 9, when family and friends can explore fun activities.

An array of river species will be ready for adults and children to discover and there will be guided tours of the current works that are improving the park’s habitat between the White Bridge and Belton Lane Bridge.

Kids’ craft workshops and an interactive river model will also be available throughout the day.

Lincolnshire Rivers Trust’s Russ Critchley said: “This is a great opportunity to reconnect with the river through a day of guides, discussions and fun activities.

“There’s some really exciting changes taking place, including an area of stepped decking being built to allow safe access to the river so you can study some of its wildlife.

“Come and view them for yourself and take part in the fun activities. It promises to be a great way for all ages to learn more about your local river.”

The Environment Agency is undertaking the two months of habitat improvements supported by SKDC, Rivercare, Lincolnshire Rivers Trust, Wyndham Park Forum, The Heritage Lottery Fund and the BIG Lottery Fund.

The Environment Agency’s Project Manager, Darren Randall, said: “We and our partners are committed to improving habitat in the River Witham by creating a cleaner, healthier environment which benefits people and the economy.

“The fun day is the perfect opportunity for everyone to come and see the improvements taking place and have a chance to get closer to nature.”

SKDC’s Parks Community Engagement Officer, Julie Ashworth, said: “We can’t wait to welcome park-goers to this fun event that will be unlike anything the park has seen in years.

“We’re fortunate to have the expertise of these specialist agencies on site for the day, so come and see how their work will benefit the river and park.”