Tag: river-restoration

Salmon found in historically “dead” river in County Durham

Salmon found in historically “dead” river in County Durham

Posted by Jayne Mann

Salmon had not been seen in the Lumley Park Burn in living memory due to chronic industrial pollution and barriers which prevented fish from moving upstream from the main river. In 2012 the Wear Rivers Trust worked with the Environment Agency, Northumbrian Water, Durham County Council and Northumberland Rivers Trust…

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Hyndburn Brook improvements set to bring Salmon to Accrington

Hyndburn Brook improvements set to bring Salmon to Accrington

Posted by Jayne Mann

An exciting river improvement scheme on the River Hyndburn between Clayton-Le-Moors and Great Harwood will help migrating salmon, trout and eels bypass a historic weir. It will allow them to reach habitat inaccessible since at least 1844 when the weir supplied water for the Oakenshaw Printworks. A specially designed channel…

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National Lottery win for North West Rivers

National Lottery win for North West Rivers

Posted by Jayne Mann

Ribble Rivers Trust has secured £1.6 million from National Lottery players, granted through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), to deliver projects that raise awareness of the plight of our rivers and enable people to get involved in restoring them for the benefit of our wildlife and communities. The Ribble Rivers…

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