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Small Stream Discoveries (Part 2)

Following my discovery of the magical little pool on the local stream trickling around our village, I decided to have a re-visit with a few long reach garden tools in an attempt to slightly improve the fishing potential. 499 more words

Coarse Fishing

An Indian summer on our riverbanks …

One of my favourite places in County Durham is, paradoxically, also one of the most polluted.   When I first visited, over thirty years ago, the stretch of the River Team pictured below was heavily polluted from several sources, including sewage works, abandoned coal mines and a large battery factory, just a couple of kilometres upstream. 492 more words

Environment Wales Grant Update

Thank you to everyone that wrote a letter of support, we’ve had our grant awarded and are in the process of spending the £6000 on new equipment & training to tackle the balsam & knotweed at the park. 133 more words

Bryngarw Park

River Stour Event – Sunday 27th July

Next River Stour clean-up event

Date: Sunday 27th July, 10.15 for 10.30

 Richardson Drive (Off Wollaston Road), Stourbridge

Directions: Take Harrop way off Richardson Drive. 150 more words


Tales from the Riverbank.

Well, it’s been another weekend of wildlife treats and surprises.  This week I have been doing my bit to help make Coventry’s riverbanks more habitable for Water Voles. 595 more words


Himalayan balsam video

We recently produced a short video (6.47 mins) about Himalayan balsam and our research to control the highly invasive non-native plant, Himalayan balsam, (Impatiens glandulifera

Himalayan Balsam