Update Ist October 2013:
The Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority
We teamed up with these guys to complete a survey in the Aln Estuary on 1st October. Quite an important organisation that can set by-laws and put in place measures to protect parts of our valuable coast. Found plenty of flounder and crabs, and all looking healthy. Unfortunately no eels heading back to the Sargasso Sea...
We're exploring how we can work with Northumberland County Council to deliver some Natural Flood Management features linked to our Diffuse Pollution work. In essence, if we can design and deliver areas to hold back flood water, we will settle out sediment and reduce flooding in Middleton.
Aln Diffuse Pollution Project
Ella Vogel is leading on this exciting project that is funded by the Environment Agency. She has been working with Catchment Sensitive Farming to identify works at up to 30 farms along the Aln and its tributaries. The project will see the construction of settling wetlands, fenced off buffer strips and farmyard wash down systems. The first of the works is expected to start in the next few weeks.
Northumberland Rivers Trust Offices:
We are now at
54a Newgate Street, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1BE
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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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