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It’s World Water Day – How Can We Reduce Floods, Droughts & Water pollution?

22 March, 2018 by Dr Meredith Revill

  World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water.  This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. Find out more by visiting worldwaterday.org Restoring forests, grasslands and natural wetlands, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, creating buffers of vegetation along water courses – these are all examples of NBS that help the management of water availability and quality.  Most NBS, including…

GB Spring Clean River Litter Pick – Saturday 10th March, Kendal

6 March, 2018 by Dr Meredith Revill

Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped in last weekend’s #GBSpringClean👍 Well done! We’re sorry that there were a few hiccups at the meeting point and some volunteers didn’t get the opportunity to join in, our apologies. #ZeroWasteKendal Thames21Keep Britain Tidy #KentCatchmentPartnership #plastic #pollution#Cumbria 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…

#SpawnSurvey has started! Have you seen any yet?

27 February, 2018 by Dr Meredith Revill

The Freshwater Habitats Trust #SpawnSurvey is off to a great start – thanks to everyone who has already sent in records of frogs and frog spawn, have you seen any in the Lake District yet? A great excuse to get outside and get involved with this fab citizen science project, enter your sightings here: https://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/pondnet/spawnsurvey2018/!

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…