Supporting eels in Somerset

Thanks to funding from the European Marine Fisheries Fund, and with support from the Sustainable Eel Group (SEG), we have been working with Somerset Wildlife Trust to ensure that eels can continue to find safe refuge in our the county’s wetland habitats...

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Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award winner’s week with us

A passion for fisheries has led to mature student Mark Fordham, who is studying for an Institute of Fisheries Management Diploma, winning this year's Ann Voss-Bark Memorial Award.The award, created in memory of Anne Voss-Bark, who was one of the founding...

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Our first Water Resilience Summit calls for action

People gathered in Totnes on Thursday 12 Sept to join our call to become more water resilient.We have been restoring and protecting the regions waterways for 25 years and in recognition of this, we hosted our first Water Resilience Summit, in partnership...

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Farming for a sustainable future

This month, our head of land management Hazel Kendall talks to the Western Morning News and Western Daily press about our work to support environment friendly farming.“Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her...

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Notice of Works 9-13 Sept

Significant disruption to Shipley Bridge car park for the week 9 - 13 SeptemberWestcountry Rivers Trust, in partnership with South West Water and the Environment Agency will be undertaking gravel augmentation on the River Avon, Devon.In the final year of a five-year...

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Pesticide amnesty rids farms of 5 tonnes of chemicals

For the past four years, we have been conducting an amnesty to remove illegal, out-of-date, or unidentifiable pesticides from farms through our Upstream Thinking project.As the scheme ended in August (2019), we are pleased to have helped remove five tonnes of...

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