Rivers Trust helps farmers to deliver environmentally friendly changes

4th April 2019

RIVERS TRUST HELPS FARMERS TO DELIVER ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CHANGES Tyne Rivers Trust, the environmental charity which runs the largest countryside stewardship fund in the north, has been working with its volunteers to help farmers to deliver practical works to reduce the level of agricultural pollution that enters the river. As the Tyne catchment is not […]

#GBSpringClean 2019 – we’re coming to South Shields!

12th March 2019

#GBSpringClean 2019 – we’re coming to South Shields! We’re returning to #PrimroseNature Reserve for the #GBSpringClean on Saturday 23rd March. Last year we collected over 50 bags of rubbish out of the river- let’s see how many we can collect this year! Meet along Simonside View, NE32 5TU from 10.30am – 2.30pm – drop in […]

Pupils will watch salmon hatch in reel time

7th March 2019

PUPILS WILL WATCH SALMON HATCH IN REEL TIME Pupils at Adderlane Academy in Prudhoe are preparing to hatch salmon eggs in their classroom after a visit from Tyne Rivers Trust as part of the its Salmon in the Classroom programme. The Trust uses the lifecycle of the North Atlantic Salmon to connect school children to […]

Derwent fish populations set to improve

5th March 2019

DERWENT FISH POPULATIONS SET TO IMPROVE Thanks to work by Tyne Rivers Trust, fish will soon be able to access parts of the River Derwent that they haven’t been able to reach since the industrial revolution. The construction of a fish pass at Shotley Bridge will enable a range of species such as lamprey, eels, […]

An overview of floodplain gravel resource exploitation in the Tyne catchment

12th February 2019

An overview of floodplain gravel resource exploitation in the Tyne catchment 1. Geological context Northern England was heavily glaciated until 10,000 years ago. More than 10m of ice covered the landscape, with more conventional ‘glacier’ flows of ice following the pre-ordained valleys of the Ipswichian Interglacial that preceded the last phase of our glacial history. […]

Salmon populations may adapt their eggs to survive in degraded rivers

29th January 2019

Salmon populations may adapt their eggs to survive in degraded rivers A study by the Trust’s Deputy Director, Dr Jack Bloomer whilst at Southampton University suggests that the membrane of salmon eggs may evolve to cope with reduced oxygen levels in rivers, thereby helping their embryos to incubate successfully. The research, funded by the Environment […]

Our position on Anick Haughs gravel quarrying

Our position on Anick Haughs gravel quarrying Tyne Rivers Trust is not a pressure group and we await good scientific evidence in all development-related issues, including this one. We have considerable experience in linking to NCC Planning and EA regulatory issues for previous relevant sites such as Plenmeller opencast mining and subsequent major mining developments […]

Making culverts more fish-friendly

21st January 2019

Making culverts more fish-friendly Tyne Rivers Trust has worked with the Environment Agency, Highways England and Road Link Limited to make two culverts that run under the A69 more fish friendly. Darden Burn at Hexham and Crossley Burn at Haydon Bridge both posed problems for migratory fish trying to move upstream to lay their eggs […]


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