The rivers Beane and Mimram – two precious chalk streams under threat. They need our help.

Get involved Welcome to the website of the Beane and Mimram catchment partnership, and the home of the Beane/Mimram Catchment Management Plan. Our Catchment Plan will improve these rivers for wildlife and for people. It will also help us to meet the UK's obligations under the Water Framework Directive.

We will be working to improve four main aspects of the Beane and Mimram:

Wildlife sightingsAs well as the Catchment Management Plan, you'll find background information on the rivers, latest news, media coverage and details of upcoming events.

There are suggestions about how and where you can visit the Beane and Mimram, and a list of recent wildlife sightings.

There is also a Beane and Mimram gallery where we will upload pictures you send of the catchments, and you can view those taken by other people.

Catchment areas of the Beane and Mimram Rivers

Latest news and updates

17/04/14 News

Affinity Water granted 'enhanced' status for plans to reduce river abstraction.

Affinity Water's business plan for 2015-2020 has been granted 'enhanced' status by Ofwat, in a move that has delighted campaign groups and landowners throughout the local area.


01/04/14 News 

Panshanger Park now open to the public!

The eastern half of Panshanger Park, which has been called the 'jewel in the Mimram valley', was opened on 31 March in a statement from Herts County Council, owners Lafarge Tarmac and Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust.


30/03/14 Events

APPLY SOON! Free practical river habitat workshops!

This spring the Wild Trout Trust, in partnership with the Environment Agency, is running a series of free, hands-on, practical river habitat workshops.