The Dark Side of Wilden Marsh – 4 images
I hope that many of those reading this blog view my Wilden Marsh and Hoo Wood images as representing the beautiful unspoilt urban countryside of North Worcestershire. However, there is a darker side that causes me great sadness: rubbish washed down the 25 miles long River Stour. Some of the rubbish rafts have been stuck in the same place for so long they are beginning to grass-over.
Wilden Marsh, being a floodplain, is regularly flooded, and regularly covered with all kinds of detritus, as these images show. We remove the rubbish from the marsh, but the river comes under the jurisdiction of the Environment Agency. EA do occasionally remove these rubbish rafts, but they soon reform again.