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BALSAM BASHING BEGINS

12th July 2021

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 […]

The link between nature and mental health

13th May 2021

We’re applauding nature as the theme of this year’s mental health awareness week. Research by the Mental Health Foundation shows that more than half of UK adults say that being close to nature improves their mental health and 73% found it helped them manage their mental health during lockdown. We know how important the river […]

Better Ouseburn

30th April 2021

Our Better Ouseburn project has launched! Thanks to funding from the Reece Foundation, we’ll be delivering practical work to improve the water quality of this urban river over the next 6 months. We’re starting with repairing and re-enforcing the riverbank to reduce pollution from bankside erosion. We’ll also be working with Ouseburn Farm to help […]

Ten spoil heaps successfully stabilised

28th April 2021

We’re celebrating a major landmark in our work to reduce river pollution from metal mining, having stabilised the 10th spoil heap leftover from an abandoned metal mine as part of the second phase of a four year project with the Environment Agency and the Coal Authority. Metal mines played a major part in Britain’s history, […]

 

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