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 […]

Local food markets!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in South West
Local food markets!

Shopping local is a fantastic way to shop sustainably and receive fabulous quality produce, below is a list of the main farmers market in Devon & Cornwall.   Alphington Farmers’ market. Monthly. Village Hall, Alphington Ashburton Farmers’ Market. Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Tuckers Yard, Ashburton Barnstaple Pannier Market – Every Tuesday & Saturday. Pannier […]

RBMP Workshop in Exeter

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in South West
RBMP Workshop in Exeter

The CaBA Support Team together with Blueprint for Water are running four workshops to help CaBA partnerships to respond to the WFD River Basin Management Plan Consultation. The workshop will explore the various EA consultation documents and examine certain key issues (e.g. CBA, measures) in depth, identifying the means by which partnerships can have greatest […]

Water Sensitive future for the South West

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in South West
Water Sensitive future for the South West

South West Water has announced their vision for the future of water management in the South West. By adopting a water sensitive approach, SWW ultimately aims to utilise sustainable practices to achieve low cost, efficient water management practices by utilising Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD). The first of its kind in the UK, Water Sensitive […]

Cycle path improvements in Tamar catchment

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in South West, Tamar
Cycle path improvements in Tamar catchment

Many cycle trails in the Tamar catchment have undergone improvement this year. These trails run through various surroundings, letting you explore the grounds of Lanhydrock or the beautiful Cardinham woods. A trial map can be downloaded from the Tamar valley website, with cycle routes to suit all ages and abilities; it is guaranteed to provide […]

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 […]