FISH PASS AT SHOTLEY GROVE SET TO IMPROVE FISH POPULATIONS

3rd September 2018

FISH PASS AT SHOTLEY GROVE SET TO IMPROVE FISH POPULATIONS A project to improve fish populations on the River Derwent is set to begin this autumn. A rockpool fish pass will be built at Shotley Grove weir to provide a route for fish to move past the 2.5m structure, opening up more than 12km of […]

A few words from our Fisheries Manager, Aidan Pollard – July 2018

19th July 2018

July 2018 – A few words from our Fisheries Manager, Aidan Pollard The Tynes desperately need a lot of rain, in fact the EA says that the South Tyne is one of three rivers in England classified as exceptionally low. The North Tyne level has been supported by additional releases from Kielder reservoir , these releases encourage […]

Hurrah for our volunteers!

12th July 2018

Hurrah for our volunteers! Our volunteers have helped us to achieve some great work over the past few months. There has a been a mammoth effort in June to tackle Himalayan balsam, pulling 44,500 plants in only 2 days! We started at Tipalt Burn wh ich is at the top of the catchment  – a more efficient […]

Helping the water vole return to Kielder

Helping Ratty back to Kielder As part of our work on the Restoring Ratty project to bring the water vole back to Kielder, we’ve been monitoring for its main predator, mink by installing mink rafts in the Rede. A mink raft is a floating platform which encourages mink to leave evidence of their presence in the form of footprints. The […]

HOW TO MEASURE FLOW IN YOUR LOCAL BURN

10th July 2018

HOW TO MEASURE FLOW IN YOUR LOCAL BURN Tyne Rivers Trust is calling on the public to help gauge the extent of the current drought by measuring the flow in their local burn. The Trust which looks after the Tyne Catchment says that data collected now can help to form a picture of the river […]

SCHOOLCHILDREN SHOW SPADES OF ENTHUSIASM FOR ENVIRONMENT

3rd July 2018

SCHOOLCHILDREN SHOW SPADES OF ENTHUSIASM FOR ENVIRONMENT We’ve been working with community groups and schoolchildren to landscape the banks of the Bede Burn following work to reduce the risk of flooding by the Environment Agency and South Tyneside Council. Focusing on species that thrive in wet areas such as yellow flag iris, yellow loosestrife and […]

Team members qualify as River Habitat surveyors

26th April 2018

Team members qualify as River Habitat surveyors Liz Walters and Jack Bloomer who are both project managers for the Trust have completed a River Habitat Survey qualification and are now certified to carry out surveys on behalf of the Trust. The River Habitat Survey is used as a standard methodology for assessing hydromorphology as part […]

CHARITY CALENDAR CLICKS INTO ACTION FOR THIRD YEAR

CHARITY CALENDAR CLICKS INTO ACTION Tyne Rivers Trust is launching its third charity calendar and is asking for anyone who enjoys the river Tyne to submit their best photos of the Tyne catchment to fill it. The theme is My Tyne so images can cover anything from people enjoying the river to wildlife to scenic […]

 

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