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WHAT IT’S LIKE ON PLACEMENT AT THE TRUST

20th April 2022

Jack has been on placement as part of our Native North Tyne project for 3 months, here he gives an insight into what it’s been like… “I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2021 with a degree in Environmental Science and have recently started a six-month placement with Tyne Rivers Trust, through the Department of […]

INTERACTIVE MODEL BRINGS THE TYNE CATCHMENT TO LIFE

Our minature model of the Tyne catchment has proved a success in showing schoolchildren and community groups how the river system reacts to changes in climate. Thanks to funding from the Reece Foundation, we’ll be taking the interactive model to groups across the catchment. Simone Saville, My Tyne project officer who co-designed the model says: “It’s a fantastic resource to […]

RESTORING A POPULAR FOOTPATH IN DERWENT WALK COUNTRY PARK

Our consultancy, River Catchment Services, has been working with Gateshead Council to protect and restore a popular footpath on the River Derwent. The footpath just downstream from Ladysteps Dam was at risk of closure from an eroding riverbank. We tackled this problem using robust green engineering techniques that will only get stronger with time. Green […]

THANKYOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS

19th April 2022

Since our last newsletter, our dedicated volunteers have given more than 900 hours of their time to improve the Tyne rivers. They have planted 5300 hedgerow trees in the North Tyne to create a wonderful wildlife corridor and reduce runoff, completed over 15m of willow spiling along the River Team to reduce sediment and create valuable habitat for […]

CHOIR SINGS FOR THE RIVER NORTH TYNE

9th March 2022

A local choir will perform along the River North Tyne as part of a new project by Tyne Rivers Trust to celebrate what is interesting and unique about this part of the river. The Native North Tyne project was awarded £153,380 by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in order to help people to discover the […]

WORKING WITH FARMERS ON THE RIVER REDE

8th February 2022

As part of the Environment Agency’s, Water Environment Improvement Fund, we’ve been working with farmers near to the River Rede to look at ways to become more environmentally friendly and improve water quality. Simple solutions like moving a muck bay away from the river or fencing animals away from the river can make a big difference.  Once our research from […]

NATURAL FLOOD MANAGEMENT WORK UNDERWAY IN NORTHUMBERLAND VILLAGE

1st February 2022

Work to install natural features to better protect residents in a Northumberland village from flooding is underway. The Environment Agency is working with Tyne Rivers Trust and landowners to use natural materials to slow the flow of water on the Birkey Burn and Red Burn catchments upstream of Acomb. The low-carbon project includes a series […]

RIVER SAFARI WALKS AROUND STOCKSFIELD BURN

19th January 2022

We know that time spent in nature is a wonderful thing. Rivers are inspiring and our natural places are important for wildlife and for our own wellbeing. We want to encourage people to observe and enjoy their local rivers so we’ve created three walks around Stockfield Burn. The walks have highlighted points of interest – […]

 

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