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 […]

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 […]

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…

Tamar Fisheries Forum meeting

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Tamar
Tamar Fisheries Forum meeting

Catchment Fisheries Plans (CFP) are being piloted to promote bottom-up fisheries management.

Low Carbon Farming Project

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Tamar
Low Carbon Farming Project

FWAG SW, with the EA and Tamar Valley AONB, hosting a free event to health check your soils

Land Trust for new farmers in the Tamar Valley

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Tamar
Land Trust for new farmers in the Tamar Valley

Tamar Grow Local will be creating a land trust of starter horticultural units in the Tamar Valley aimed at reinvigorating mid-scale production in the area. The starter units will enable new entrants into agriculture to access 1-3 acre parcels of land at an affordable cost and utilize business support, training, equipment share and access to […]

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 […]