Update 14th April 2015:
Catchment Based Approach (CABA) and current Consultations
Please have a look at 'The Catchment Based Approach' tab above to get the update on this and on some current consultations.
We have moved! We now share offices with the National Trust at Scots Gap.
Blyth volunteer works 11th April
We held a very successful volunteer session last Saturday and managed to install some more Pinned Woody Debris. Large willow stems were pinned in place with stakes and steel cable, and held down with willow pegs and pins. The aim is for the willow to grow, creating habitat and cover and stopping tonnes of farmland from ending up in the river.
Work is nearing completion on a major wetland at Corridge on the Wansbeck. A few hardy souls recently braved the elements to plant some trees while Paul from Henzell Enterprizes finished off the wetlands. A birdhide is also planned in the next few weeks.
Coastal Streams Project
We are about to start an exciting new project to improve the Chevington Burn and Hauxley Burn with the Environment Agency and the Northumberland Wildlife Trust. More details to follow.
Urban Streams Project
At the recent Northumberland Rivers Catchment Partnership we agreed that this project is best delivered by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust. The work will focus on the Seaton Burn, Horton Burn and Briardene Burn, and is funded by the Environment Agency CPAF fund. We will be working closely with NWT on new channel designs and improvements.
Fish Counter Data for the River Coquet and Salmon Numbers in general
As we reported recently, we are delighted to now be able to share fish counter data for the Coquet. The equipment that is on loan from the Environment Agency records salmon and sea trout (although it is currently not possible to differentiate between the two). Big thanks to Mick Donkin for his help with this. December, January and February figues are now shown below.
Apparently 60 fish recently went through the counter! We hope to have the March results added in the next few days.
Northumberland Rivers Trust Offices:
We are now based at Scots Gap with the National Trust at:
Northumberland Rivers Trust, National Trust Offices, Scots Gap, Morpeth, NE61 4EG
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The Northumberland Rivers Trust was created in July 2011, with the aim of restoring and safeguarding Northumberland's rivers and streams.
- We will:
- Undertake environmental projects with communities and angling clubs to restore and improve habitats.
- Share and promote awareness of environmental issue and best practice.
Our founding principle is to work in partnership with communities, angling clubs, environmental organisations and others to deliver lasting improvements.
Our area of working is all the rivers and streams that flow into the North Sea north of the Tyne and south of the Tweed. Our rivers are:
- North Northumberland Coastal Streams
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