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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…

Welcome Kath!

29 August, 2017 by Dr Meredith Revill

Hello and welcome to Kath Smith, our newest team member!   Kath is the newly appointed Community & Engagement Officer for the Heritage Lottery Funded Conserving Coniston & Crake project. ”My interests include walking, birdwatching and gardening as well as watching cricket and football, a lot of which I do whilst ironing! My cricket heroes include David Gower and Jimmy Anderson and I am a keen Manchester City supporter. I am married to Steve, no children and up to very…

Mini Beasts & Duck Herding!

22 August, 2017 by Dr Meredith Revill

Dr Charlotte Hall leading the Conserving Coniston & Crake Heritage Lottery Funded project enjoyed the Lakeland Country Fair at Torver last Sunday.  Visitors enjoyed learning more about this exciting project which is now entering it’s 2nd year and welcoming a new team member very soon.  Highlights were the freshwater invertebrates and the Indian Runner Duck herding contests!  Dr Charlotte Hall talked to Radio Cumbria about the project, listen here between 20.30 and 24.40. Thanks to everyone who came along and…

Record Breakers!!!

19 August, 2017 by Dr Meredith Revill

Well Done Stone Skimmers! 👍 Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Stone Skimming Championships: competitors, volunteers, trustees, staff, National Trust and sponsors Bowness Bay Brewing , Lakeside Hotel & Kendalife Nutrition. UNDER 11’S Position Boys Girls 1st Jude Dobinson (49m) Isobel Doel (15m); Briony White (15m) 2nd Nico Gilchrist (43m) 3rd Ben Matheou (33m) Chloe Roche (13m); Inola Hull (13m) 11 – 16 years Position Boys Girls 1st Cameron Hunter (53m) Charlotte Hopper (38m) 2nd Sam Michaud…