Enfield Beavers to Benefit from £50,000 Funding Boost

Capel Manor College, in partnership with Enfield Council, celebrates a significant milestone for the Enfield beaver family. Thanks to £50,000 funding secured from the Rewild London Fund's third round, improvements are underway at Archers Wood in Forty Hall Estate.

The funding will facilitate upgrades including additional signage, water quality testing equipment, monitoring cameras, and a viewing platform. These enhancements aim to offer a richer experience for nature enthusiasts, schools, and visitors eager to observe Enfield’s beloved beavers.

“In addition to expanding the beaver site, providing the beavers with more habitat to use, we are excited to educate further on this project within our College and the community,” says Meg Wilson, Capel Manor College’s Animal Collection Manager.

In partnership with the London Wildlife Trust and the Mayor of London, this project aligns with broader environmental goals outlined in the London Environment Strategy. Since the introduction of a beaver pair in March 2022, the population has thrived, welcoming a new member, a baby beaver, in September 2023.

The proposed upgrades aim to bolster monitoring, public engagement, and conservation efforts while expanding the habitat for the beavers and surrounding wildlife.

“This will positively contribute to other efforts to create a climate-resilient area, protecting homes from flooding, increasing biodiversity, and contributing positively to the Council’s climate action agenda,” emphasises Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Rick Jewell.

Capel Manor College is proud to support this initiative, reflecting its commitment to environmental conservation.