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GRASS IS A GOOD SIGN

14th July 2021

We’re seeing signs that our work to reduce pollution from abandoned metal mines is working. Grasses growing on the slopes of spoil heaps that we have stabilised is a positive sign and the first time vegetation has been seen growing on the slopes.The more grass, the more stable the spoil heap will be, stopping toxic sediment from […]

RIVER SCHOOL ROLLS ON

13th July 2021

Our River School project has seen the Trust deliver science-based lessons in 20 schools. The lessons aim to connect pupils with the River Tyne using the lifecycle of salmon and mayfly. The majority of our lessons take place outdoors and give pupils the opportunity to see first hand what lives in our river. Children from Chollerton C of E Aided […]

ENTER OUR PHOTO COMPETITION

12th July 2021

Our annual photo competition is open for entries. Now in it’s fifth year, it showcases fantastic images of the Tyne rivers and the wildlife that calls our catchment home. The 12 best shots are picked to create our 2022 calendar. Ceri Gibson, Chief Executive Officer of Tyne Rivers Trust says: “It’s a great way for our supporters […]

BALSAM BASHING BEGINS

Balsam bashing season is underway and our volunteers have been out in force pulling Himalayan balsam, a non- native and destructive plant from riverbanks. Our strategy to start at the top of the Tyne catchment and work our way downstream is working well; year on year we are seeing less balsam in the same spot which is an […]

BREWERY RE-LAUNCHES SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS BEER WITH BALSAM BASHING SESSION

2nd July 2021

Tyne Bank Brewery celebrated the re-launch of its charity beer with a morning’s balsam bashing on the Ouseburn, led by Tyne Rivers Trust. Last year, the independent brewery and tap room partnered with Tyne Rivers Trust, the only environmental charity dedicated to looking after the River Tyne to create the aptly named, Tyne Riverlution beer. […]

RIVER TYNE FISHING REPORT – UPDATED 8TH JULY 2021

1st July 2021

Tyne fish counts for the season to date are below average, this is largely due to the unusual weather over the period to date. Looking back, April was a dry month, May was unusually cold and June has been very dry. Migratory fish are dependent on frequent natural flow events and water temperatures of 8C+ […]

PLASTIC FREE JULY

30th June 2021

Small changes make a big difference We know from our litter picks that single-use plastic is a huge problem for the Tyne rivers and the creatures that live there. On an average litter pick, 90% of the rubbish our volunteers collect is plastic. If it wasn’t for our volunteers, this plastic would eventually flow from […]

WILD SWIMMER RAISES £1000 FOR TRUST

22nd June 2021

Marketing consultant, Chris Liddle from Stocksfield has raised more than £1,000 to support our work to improve the water quality of the Tyne rivers. Chris who is an outdoor swimming enthusiast and a trustee for Tyne Rivers Trust completed the one-mile open water swim across Lake Windermere and raised more than £1000 for the charity […]

 

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