Nene Valley Improvement Area

Nene Valley Nature Improvement Area

Nene Wetlands by Caroline Fitton

The Nene Valley Nature Improvement area is re-creating and re-connecting natural areas along the Nene and its tributaries from Daventry to Peterborough. Local organisations and individuals are working together to make a better place for nature. Read all about the project and our achievements in the Nene Valley NIA Booklet and hear about it in this short film produced by University of Northampton students.

The Nene Valley NIA also helps people as well as wildlife – through enhancing a wide range of benefits that nature provide us, such as recreation opportunities, flood protection, cleaner water and carbon storage. By uniting local communities, landowners and businesses through a shared vision for a better future for people and wildlife, we hope the Nene Valley will become a place of inspiration that is loved by current and future generations.

The Nene Valley Nature Improvement Area is one of 12 NIAs that were selected through a national competition announced in the Natural Environment White Paper in 2011. More information about the competition and the national NIA programme can be found on the Natural England website.


Nene Valley NIA Project Officer – Matt Johnson (Wildlife Trust BCN)

Email: matt.johnson[at]     Tel: 01604 774033

This video is a 10 minute summary of the Nene Valley Nature Improvement Area and its achievements over the period 2012-15. It features the NIA project delivery team and was shot by a team of second year film students from the University of Northampton. Filming took place at a number of locations along the Nene Valley in Feb/March 2015.