Update 5th January 2015:
Happy New Year to all our supporters! We hope that 2015 will be even more successful than last year, although we know that funding for projects is getting tighter.
Catchment Based Approach 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.
Anglers Meeting Rothbury 17th December 2014
The NRT were at a well attended meeting organised by David Carrick to discuss apparent declines in fish stocks over the years. There was some discussion on establishing a Northumberland Anglers Association (name to be decided) following the success of a similar group on the River Wear. This would be a separate organisation to the NRT, although clearly with some overlapping aims to improve our rivers for future generations. We look forward to seeing the new group develop and also look forward to working with it where we can.
Sucessful volunteer session at Plessey Woods 6th December 2014: Many thanks to the 23 volunteers who braved the cold to improve bankside habitat and reduce erosion on the Blyth.We will shortly publish a time table of further similar events.
We have moved! We now share offices with the National Trust at Scots Gap.
River Aln farm event 9th December 2014
We held a farm event at Alnham and Unthank Farms to look at works delivered by our Environment Agency funded project on the Aln. Many thanks to John Sordy and John Grey for hosting this, and to Jackie Hamer and Neil Carter for their interesting talks on site.
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. November figues are now shown below.
We have started a dialogue on salmon numbers with a number of people and organisations, and it seems as though numbers are also down on many other UK rivers and in Iceland and Canada. We have requested some detailed local information from the Environment Agency to help us better understand the issue and what we should do to help. Very much welcome ideas and suggestions.
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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