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 […]

Create your very own catchment!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Uncategorized
Create your very own catchment!

Catchment management is full of challenges, achieving a good balance that benefits the ecosystem and is users can be tricky. Catchment detox is a fun interactive game that allows you to manage your own fictional catchment for 100 years. Players can change land use, impose water restrictions and see how the catchment responds. Modelled using […]

Free hedge laying course in North Devon

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Uncategorized
Free hedge laying course in North Devon

As part of the Taw River Improvement Project, the Devon Wildlife Trust are organising a hedge laying course on the 23rd January 2015 in North Devon. Free of charge and taught by Tom Hynes from North Devon Biosphere Reserve, this course is suitable for beginners and those with some previous experience of hedge laying.  for […]

New interactive habitat resilience tool released!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Uncategorized
New interactive habitat resilience tool released!

The Devon Wildlife Trust has released an innovative new online tool that allows users to assess the resilience of habitats in Devon. Diversity and complexity within a habitat is essential to its integrity, functionality and overall resilience. However land use practices such as agriculture, forestry and urbanisation have resulted in the simplification of habitats and […]

Tamar film festival sails into town

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Tamar, Uncategorized
Tamar film festival sails into town

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is currently supporting the work of the River Tamar Project. This fantastic project was set up in conjunction with Plymouth University and aims to reconnect the river with the local community using art and education. The River Tamar project utilizes a unique approach by using local history to guide future projects. […]