The programme aism to build capacity for practical enhancement and understanding of waterways at a community level. Historically, rivers and becks have been treated as sewers or a flood risk, yet people are always drawn to water. The scheme focusses on the smaller tributaries that enter the Tees along its course through the Partnership area. It aims to encourage the communities along becks to take an active interest and pride in their local waterway. Activities include involving communities in producing a timeline of the beck history, habitat creation and maintenance, training in survey and recording techniques, celebrating achievements through a 'beck day' and developing dipping platforms.
This project is now complete.