Tag: natural-course

It’s time to stop flushing wipes to let our rivers run

It’s time to stop flushing wipes to let our rivers run

Posted by Jayne Mann

Nobody wants to walk along their local river and see wet wipes littering its banks or decorating its trees, yet for some local residents in the North West this is an unfortunate reality. Wet wipes flushed down the toilet don’t disintegrate like toilet paper. In heavy rainfall, they can leave…

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Rivers Trust Review 2018 – Launch

Rivers Trust Review 2018 – Launch

Posted by Jayne Mann

We’re delighted to launch our new Rivers Trust Review 2018. Take a look at the latest publication from The Rivers Trust, detailing the outputs from Rivers Trusts across the UK and Ireland. Our latest review will help you see where our member trusts are based and the ground they cover,…

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Removal of Failing Dam Weir Commences in Egremont

Removal of Failing Dam Weir Commences in Egremont

Posted by Jayne Mann

Work starts today (6 July) to remove Ennerdale Mill Dam Weir on the River Ehen at Egremont after evidence found it is failing. Removal will allow upstream and downstream migration of fish, including Atlantic salmon, for the first time in more than 250 years. Once up and running, the weir…

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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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