Dowles Brook facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDowles Brook
Dowles Brook within the Wyre Forest
|Main source||Bagginswood, Shropshire|
|River mouth||River Severn, Worcestershire|
|Length||15.5 km (9.6 mi)|
|Basin size||46.2 km2 (17.8 sq mi)|
During the summer of 2012, with funding from the Environment Agency, the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust attempted an ambitious project to eradicate the invasive Himalayan Balsam from a 3 km watercourse, hoping to improve biodiversity and reduce soil erosion. A pilot project was carried out on the Lem Brook, a tributary of the Dowles Brook.This was a success but as the seeds persist in the soil for up to two years repeat eradication was planned for 2014 followed by close monitoring.
In 1902, ornithologist and naturalist Jannion Steele Elliott purchased the Elizabethan era Dowles Manor, near the confluence of Dowles Brook into the River Severn. By the time of his death, in 1942, he had bought up the surrounding land, piecemeal, until he owned the portion of the valley, formed by the Dowles Brook, surrounding Dowles Manor; he maintained this land as a nature reserve.
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