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GB Spring Clean River Litter Pick – Kendal

15 February, 2018 by Dr Meredith Revill

  Did you know that 80% of marine litter comes from land? As part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean weekend, we’ll be walking the pathways near the River Kent, picking up litter before it gets blown into the water and carried out to sea. Saturday 3rd March 10am Meet at the snack hut at Gooseholme Park, next to Stramongate weir. No booking required. Bags, gloves and litter pickers provided. Event organised by South Cumbria Rivers Trust with…

Thank you team EA for helping plant trees in the snow!

9 February, 2018 by Dr Meredith Revill

Thanks to Environment Agency NW teams for braving the snow and ice and helping to plant trees to create a riparian buffer strip along a section of the river Brathay this week! This is part of our BiffaAward Freshwater Pearl Mussel Project ❄️☃️ Well done!

World Wetlands Day Walk – Fri 2nd Feb 10am

25 January, 2018 by Dr Meredith Revill

Friday 2nd February at 10am. Join Kath from the Conserving Coniston & Crake team on this easy-moderate  4.5 mile morning walk to mark World Wetlands Day. Along the way you’ll see what makes this area special as we pass over Torver beck, up towards Torver Reservoir, on to Kelly Hall Tarn and Long Moss, then back along Coniston shore. Wrap up warm, wear suitable outdoor clothing, sturdy boots or wellies (it will be muddy in places). Meet at: the layby…

We have a NEW vacancy for a Project Officer: NOW CLOSED

21 December, 2017 by Dr Meredith Revill

This is a new and exciting opportunity to scope, deliver and monitor practical river improvement projects throughout the iconic landscape of the South Lakes.  We are looking for an individual with proven experience in practical conservation, river restoration, fisheries and project management work.  Knowledge and/or experience of working with natural processes and of Natural Flood Management techniques would be an advantage. Click our vacancies page to find out more.

South Cumbria Rivers Trust bags £2000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme!

28 November, 2017 by Dr Meredith Revill

We are delighted to announce we have bagged £2000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £40 million to over 9,700 local community projects. Work will now begin on bringing this project to life: What Lies Beneath – helping your local…

Colwith Revetment Removal

10 October, 2017 by Dr Meredith Revill

Our project to restore a modified section of Little Langdale beck at Colwith has now been completed! 275 metres of revetment has been removed and the bank regraded to achieve a more gentle profile. This will help slow the flow, reconnect the river to its natural floodplain and improve conditions within the riverbed. The photographs on the left show the revetment wall before and during works.  Those on the right show the change in bank profile.

Westmorland County Show

21 September, 2017 by Dr Meredith Revill

This year’s Westmorland County Show was a great success! Lots of you came along and ‘filled in a fish’ to let us know what you love about your local river and the concerns you have about it. These insights will be very useful in helping to develop a local community based project with Becks To Bay and the Kent Catchment Parnership, visit here to find out more. This year we brought along the EmRiver stream geomorphology table. This is always…

Lakes Alive!

8 September, 2017 by Dr Meredith Revill

We were focusing on movement and senses at this year’s Lakes Alive event! Marble Run: River is a beautiful, yet playful piece of kinetic art created by Charlie Whinney and Nick Greenall with Eden Rivers Trust.         There were opportunities for you to record your memories and share your photos of the River Kent as part of a wider project to identify and explore the cultural heritage of the river and catchment.  If you would like to add…

SCRT shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative!

31 August, 2017 by Jayne Wilkinson

What lies beneath: helping your local beck We are are bidding, with support from our community partnerships, to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative to support on-going riverfly monitoring in the Barrow and Ulverston area. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores – being awarded to local community projects. Three groups in every Tesco…