Update 10th December 2014:
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. October figues are now shown below. These are a big increase on last month!
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.
Blyth and Pont restoration project
We are excited to be starting a pilot phase of a larger river restoration project with the Environment Agency and a range of partners. Initial work will focus on the Blyth between Plessey Woods and Kirkley Hall and on the Pont up to the upstream edge of Darras Hall.
Ella has now left us to travel in France, and we wish her all the very best!
We are delighted to announce that Sally Hutt will be joining us for a while to help with the delivery of the Blyth and Aln projects. We are also delighted to haveTracy Hall's support from the Tweed Forum with the Aln project through to completion.
Northumberland Rivers Trust Offices:
We are shortly moving to Scots Gap with the National Trust (from the 1st October).
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