Tyne Rivers Trust

Volunteers tackle Tyne Invasives

12th September 2017

Like many rivers the Tyne and its tributaries have been colonised by non-native plant species. In some cases they have arrived here accidently and in other cases have been brought here as a garden plant and then escaped into the wild. Often these plants have spread rapidly and formed dense patches, this alters the composition […]

Volunteer Newsletter 15th August

15th August 2017

Dear Volunteers, I thought you might like the above photograph, I spent yesterday up in Kielder with colleagues releasing Water Voles for the Restoring Ratty project, hopefully we can have a volunteer task doing this next year! Just a quick email to remind you of Thursdays task: • Thursday 17th August- Balsam bash- Mohope- 10.30am (leaving […]

Volunteer Newsletter 28th July 2017

28th July 2017

Dear Volunteers, Thank you everyone for a lovely couple of volunteer tasks this week, we have had two great days with lots of volunteers and cleared massive amounts of Balsam up at Mohope at the top of the West Allen. There is still more to do and we have arranged with the landowners to return […]

Wind in the Willows inspiration for Tyne photo competition

Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad have been out and about on the riverbank looking for good images to enter Tyne Rivers Trust photo competition. The competition was launched last month but these well-known characters have just arrived in Hexham to appear in a hilarious new adaptation by David Nixon of the classic Kenneth Grahame novel […]

Tyne Rivers Trust joins forces with Flood Expo

20th July 2017

Tyne RiversTrust is partnering with the Flood Expo 2017 Tyne Rivers Trust has joined forces with the Flood Expo 2017 as an official partner ahead of the events highly anticipated return on the 27th & 28th of September at ExCeL London. The Flood Expo is simply unique; it’s the world’s largest exhibition and conference designed […]

Volunteers Newsletter 19th July 2017

Dear Volunteers, Just a quick reminder of tasks this week, we need as many hands as possible for our last Balsam bash at Wharmley tomorrow!! Thanks everyone for your efforts today at Warden, the weather wasn’t a problem after all! Not a drop of rain in sight! Tomorrow– Meet at The Boatside Inn, Warden 10.30am- […]

Volunteer Newsletter 4th July

4th July 2017

Dear Volunteers, Well, its fair to say that today was a little bit wet! After having to cancel a task last week due to the rain I didn’t want to have to do it again this week and I knew our volunteers wouldn’t let us down! Thanks so much to those who joined us today […]

Volunteer Newsletter 30th June

3rd July 2017

Dear Volunteers, We finally got out today after the wet weather to do some Balsam bashing and had a lovely few hours on the banks at Warden. There is still lots to do there so I will arrange some more dates. Also, please bear with me in replying to email, I am often out of […]


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