Since August 2010 the RSPB has been developing Beckingham Marshes reserve to create wet grassland habitat. With its wide open landscape, enormous skies and stunning sunsets, the reserve is due for completion in 2011.
As well as creating new ditches, scrapes, pools and grassland brimming with wildlife, this project also has strong community links connecting the site with local residents. The project is also working in pertnership with the Old Willow Works at Beckingham that will become a heritage hub and interpretation centre for the Trent Vale.
There is currently only very limited public access to Beckingham Marshes via a public footpath that runs along the western boundary. There are no facilities at present, but there are plans for parking, toilets and interpretation at the Old Willow Works in late summer 2011.