Pearls in Peril Project has helped to plant 8,880 trees courtesy of the Woodland Trust in the River Ehen Catchment. Volunteers including from Wild Ennerdale, National Trust and Ennerdale School have been instrumental in this work.
The planting has been primarily along newly fenced riverbanks with generous buffer strips providing a wildlife corridor along the River Ehen. Trees provide benefits in both the short and long-term. As well as binding riverbanks together keeping the soil on the land rather than in the river, trees also keep the river cool by providing shade, provide food and shelter for lots of animals and help to absorb water and slow the flow in spates.