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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New video highlighting the importance of Chalk Streams

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in National
New video highlighting the importance of Chalk Streams

WWF have released a new video that highlights the importance of chalk streams. Due to our unique geology in the Southwest, many of our rivers run over chalk. As chalk is naturally porous, it acts as an aquifer, storing groundwater which then  feeds the overlying rivers an creates a unique stable environment in which species […]

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 […]