Flood mitigation in the Par catchment in the ‘StARR’light

Flood mitigation in the Par catchment in the ‘StARR’light

Fisheries Officer Matt Healey shines a light on flood mitigation in the Par catchment as part of Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty's environment column. I grew up in Mid Cornwall - Stenalees to be precise, and lived there for 30 years off and on before...

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Call for MPs to vote to #EndSewagePollution of rivers and coasts

Call for MPs to vote to #EndSewagePollution of rivers and coasts

Today, the #EndSewagePollution Coalition, a cross sector group of organisations, is asking the public to demand their MP stand up for rivers and bring an end to sewage pollution which risks human health and damages precious water habitats. The campaign calls on MPs to...

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Philip Dunne MP launches new Bill to tackle river pollution

Philip Dunne MP launches new Bill to tackle river pollution

A PRIVATE Member's Bill, published today by the Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP for Ludlow, is designed to improve water quality by addressing the "license to spill" system that leads to river pollution from untreated sewage.                                         In 2019,...

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How CSI uncovered underwater info on World Rivers Day

How CSI uncovered underwater info on World Rivers Day

Our citizen scientists collected interesting data across 13 surveys for us on #WorldRiversDay - thanks to all who took part.   On the Par River, we saw some high phosphate readings (1000 ppb) - a normal phosphate range is 0-60 ppb. On a brighter note, there was also...

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