North Devon Catchment Event

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in North Devon
North Devon Catchment Event

Are you interested in the North Devon river catchments? Do you have increasing pressure on limited budgets and resources? Do you want to make the most of our combined efforts? If the answer is ‘yes’ then you need to attend the North Devon Catchment event on the 15th September…! The Westcountry Rivers Trust, Devon Wildlife […]

Summary responses required

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in East Devon, Policy, South West, Tamar
Summary responses required

The Environment Agency will soon ask CaBA Catchment Partnerships to give them feedback on their new Catchment Summaries, which will ultimately feed into to the second generation of their River Basin Management Plans. Catchment Summaries are documents produced by the Environment Agency: “A catchment summary is a standard Environment Agency product to provide information to […]

Funding quest begins

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in South West, Tamar
Funding quest begins

Following on from the initial meetings held by the Tamar Partnership and the other South West catchment partnerships in 2014, comprehensive lists of key interventions that need to be delivered are now being identified by the catchment stakeholders. As a result of this many CaBA organisations are now starting a big push towards the realisation of these actions and, in […]

Is your river eutrophic…?

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in East Devon, Science, South West, Tamar
Is your river eutrophic…?

Earlier this month the Environment Agency put out a call for for any records that people have which indicate that their river or stream may be experiencing eutrophic conditions.  The aim of hte exercise was gather as much evidence as possible to supplement or contradict the routine data they collect and hold about our watercourses.  Eutrophic conditions are […]

CaBA on show this summer

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in South West
CaBA on show this summer

The South West Catchment Partnerships will be out and about at a number of local shows this summer – taking the opportunity to meet and chat with local communities, discuss projects and listen to their views. The Catchment Based Approach provides an excellent opportunity to do this and gather feedback and comments around the region. Upcoming events […]

Local food big in Plymouth

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Policy, Tamar
Local food big in Plymouth

Tamar Grow Local (TGL) came away with two awards last week from the Plymouth Big Food Event held at the Plymouth Marine Aquarium on 10th June, organised and hosted by Food Plymouth. This event consisted of a conference and the Big Food Debate, the Big Expo for local producer / supplier stands and to stimulate […]

A Fishy Tale from the Classroom

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in East Devon
A Fishy Tale from the Classroom

This week, pupils at Culmstock Primary School in Devon welcomed some unusually fishy companions to their classroom and did their bit to help conserve one of the South West’s most iconic species of fish, the Atlantic salmon. The pupils took delivery of more than 100 tiny salmon fry as part of a project called ‘Salmon […]

CaBA GIS Training Courses

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Policy
CaBA GIS Training Courses

The use of spatial data and geographic information (GI) in evidence-based policy and decision making has seen a rapid expansion in recent years. Ecological and conservation organisations such as rivers/fisheries trusts, wildlife trusts and many others are increasingly being required to collate, manage and interpret spatial data and evidence in their work. As a result […]

Talking CaBA with the Minister

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Policy
Talking CaBA with the Minister

On Monday 31st March, WRT was very pleased to have the opportunity to host a meeting with Dan Rogerson MP (Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and representatives from DEFRA, the Environment Agency, the Rivers Trust and South West Water. Jonathan Bailey, Chief Executive of the Trust, said, “The Catchment Based Approach provides a […]