Windermere Science Evening

21 November, 2023 by Rachael Halhead

Olly attended the Windermere Science Evening on the 15th November hosted by Lancaster University. The evening featured presentations from the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA), The UK Centre for Hydrology and Ecology (CEH), Environment Agency (EA) and Lancaster University. Evening Summary Dr Lynsey Harper (FBA) introduced Windermere and its history, detailing the timeline of human impacts on the lake through land management, sewage inputs and climate change. This has led to multiple interacting pressures on the lake, including nutrient inputs, bacterial…

Tales from the Deep talk coming up

7 November, 2023 by Rachael Halhead

The Tales from the Deep event is coming up this Thursday! The UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology will be giving a talk explaining how and why our iconic lakes are changing. Starting at 6pm in the Percival Lecture Theatre, Ambleside campus, University of Cumbria. See event HERE. This is going to be a really insightful lecture, based on long term monitoring data started in the 1940’s! Learn about Lake Windermere, Esthwaite Water and Blelham Tarn like never before. Species…

Duddon Dispatches – Newsletter OUT NOW

18 October, 2023 by Rachael Halhead

The Duddon Rivers Association newsletter is now available. Grab yourself a cuppa and download the new Duddon Dispatches! DUDDON DISPATCHES AVAILABLE HERE Read all about the recent events happenings in the Duddon Valley, along with findings from recent monitoring and the new landscape recovery scheme helping to do good things in Duddon catchment. You can also find out about the day-to-day activities happening in the valley by following the Duddon Rivers Association on Instagram.

Sir John Fisher Foundation funding for education work in Barrow

4 October, 2023 by Rachael Halhead

The Sir John Fisher Foundation have recently allocated £1500 to SCRT towards the Wild About Rivers education project. Wild About Rivers is an education programme run by SCRT and this funding will help us target some schools in Barrow. It will support classroom visits and river-based visits so that children can learn more about river habitats and wildlife and get the opportunity to explore the river themselves. Enabling children to access green and blue spaces boosts mental wellbeing, academic performance…

Roger Sweeting to step down as Chairman

25 September, 2023 by Rachael Halhead

Roger Sweeting, our Chairman of over 13 years has decided to step down. Due to ongoing personal commitments, he is unable to continue this role but would like to thank everyone he has worked with throughout his tenure as Chairman for the Trust. Roger remains committed to South Cumbria Rivers Trust and as such, will continue to be a Trustee of the charity. Historically in Thames Water, the National Rivers Authority and the Environment Agency he has worked on the…

Leaky Dam Creation

20 September, 2023 by Kath Smith

We’re looking for volunteers to help us with our latest work – creating leaky dams near Staveley in the Kent catchment, on Monday 25th September. For further details check out our events page.

Jayne is leaving SCRT

4 August, 2023 by Rachael Halhead

Well, it’s the end of an era…OR eight years to be exact! Jayne Wilkinson, our Strategic Partnerships Manager is moving onto pastures new mid August. Jayne joined SCRT in 2015 as a catchment planning and delivery officer. She has worked hard to develop the riverfly training and electrofishing programmes, both successful monitoring programmes for SCRT, as well as working on a number of different projects including Elterwater and most recently the Love Windermere Partnership. Championing the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA)…

Check out our blogs

2 August, 2023 by Rachael Halhead

You might not know about our new monthly blog posts….but you do now! The team will be rotating every month to keep you up to date with ongoing projects and relevant information. You can start Identifying Invasives with Sammy, our new invasive non-native species co-ordinator or learn All about Eels with Kath our Community and Engagement Officer. Every month will be different so keep an eye on the BLOG section of the website.

NEW LIFE R4ever Kent website LIVE

27 July, 2023 by Rachael Halhead

If you haven’t heard of the LIFE R4Ever Kent project, well now you can read all about! This five year EU part-funded LIFE R4ever Kent Project plans to Restore and Revive the River Kent SAC, so that species and habitats can Recover, thus making the designated features more Resilient to environmental pressures. The new project website is live and available for you to learn all about the goings on in the Kent catchment. News, events, contacts and more. How exciting! Home – LIFE R4ever…

Calling farmers and land managers in the Kent catchment

27 July, 2023 by Rachael Halhead

The LIFE R4ever Kent project is running open days for farmers and land managers throughout the Kent catchment. The project team can also provide advice and funding for environmental land management schemes and physical restoration works. Take a look at the invitation below with information and contact details: LifeR4EverKentinvite This is a great opportunity to get – – free advice on accessing environmental land management schemes, such as Countryside Stewardship and the Sustainable Farming Incentive – funding for physical river…