Pinpoint training for the next generation

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in East Devon, Science, South West, Tamar
Pinpoint training for the next generation

Westcountry Rivers Trust in association with the Rivers Trust and Catchment Sensitive Farming have delivered two PinPoint Training sessions in the South West. Both sessions were aimed at the next generation of farmers and land managers focussing on students at Duchy and Bicton colleges. There were both classroom and practical outdoor sessions covering all aspects […]

Riverfly Hub for Cornwall

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Cornwall, South West
Riverfly Hub for Cornwall

As part of the process of setting up a Riverfly Hub for Cornwall, Ben Fitch visited the Westcountry Rivers Trust to train staff members to become Riverfly monitors. Some members of staff where further trained to become trainers, enabling the creation of a Cornwall based Riverfly Training Hub! This hub will co-ordinate and train volunteers […]

3 Rivers & 500 Trees

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in South West, Tamar, Uncategorized
3 Rivers & 500 Trees

As part of the 3 Rivers CPAF project, the Westcountry Rivers Trust wanted to create woodlands in the Tavy catchment. Not only will this achieve all the usual benefits trees bring but also help regulate rain fall, surface water flows and, potentially, capture phosphate.The 3 Rivers in question, the Tavy, Walkham & Lumburn, are currently […]

CaBA Green Infrastructure & Urban Water Management Workshop

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in East Devon, National, North Devon, South Devon
CaBA Green Infrastructure & Urban Water Management Workshop

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM), Exeter – 11th March 2016 Collaborative delivery of green infrastructure and water management solutions (e.g. SuDS) in the urban environment can realise multiple benefits including reduced flood risk, improved water quality and biodiversity, greater amenity and enhanced community health and wellbeing. In March 2016, the CaBA Urban […]

Invitation to Public Consultation of the draft South Devon AONB Estuaries Management Plan 2016 – 2020

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in South Devon
Invitation to Public Consultation of the draft South Devon AONB Estuaries Management Plan 2016 – 2020

This draft Estuaries Management Plan brings together the previous individual management plans of the Yealm, Erme, Avon, Salcombe-Kingsbridge and Dart estuaries within one plan and ties in more strongly to the South Devon AONB management plan. Our five estuaries are one of the defining features of the South Devon AONB – each of them unique […]

Festival to celebrate River Tamar

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Tamar
Festival to celebrate River Tamar

Event: Tamar River FestivalDate: 10th OctoberTime: 11am to 4pmVenue: Cotehele Quay (National Trust), St. Dominick, South East CornwallCost: FREE A river that flows through the heart of the Westcountry between Devon and Cornwall will be celebrated at a special festival in October.People who live, work and have a close connection to the River Tamar are […]

Tamar Catchment Fisheries Update

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Tamar
Tamar Catchment Fisheries Update

On Sunday the 19th of July the Tamar Catchment Fisheries plan held a meeting at Roadford reservoir. There a group of fisheries stakeholders including anglers and fishing clubs, as well at the Environment Agency and Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) met to discuss the development of a fisheries plan for the Tamar. As well as learning […]

Clear message from Tamar fisheries

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Tamar
Clear message from Tamar fisheries

You know salmon are declining and you don’t want any more data…