River Lea ‘healthier’ says Environment Agency

“The work to complete many of the environmental improvements at the Olympic Park and secure a green legacy for future generations was completed today,” claimed the Environment Agency on Monday 6 February.

It’s a signifiant achievement for the Queen’s 60th anniversary day.

“The River Lea is now healthier than at any time over the last 20 years,” added the EA. Highlighted is the removal Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Floating Pennywort which once chocked the river.

More than 35 kilometres of new cycleways and footpaths have been secured for the Olympic Park. Unfortunately the planned Lea Valley Walk section alongside Bow Creek which was due to open in May has not been built.

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