Conserving Coniston & Crake

Welcome to ‘Conserving Coniston & Crake’
A Heritage Lottery Funded project which will help to protect, monitor and restore the freshwater environment of Coniston Water, the River Crake and the wider catchment area, through a programme of conservation, community engagement and education.
The project will run between 2017 and 2020, with an ongoing legacy beyond this time period. It is a South Cumbria Rivers Trust project initiated and run by Coniston and Crake Catchment Partnership.

Latest News

Year 1 Achievements July 19th, 2018 by Kath Smith

We’ve just got to the end of the project’s first year so here is a roundup of what has been achieved so far…

John Ruskin School July 12th, 2018 by Kath Smith

Year 7  students from John Ruskin HS spent a day learning about freshwater invertebrates and how they are used as indicators of water quality. The…

Blue-green algae July 5th, 2018 by Kath Smith

The presence of blue-green algae on Coniston Water has been confirmed by the Environment Agency (4th July 2018). Whilst not all blue-green algae is toxic you…

Education and Awareness of river biodiversity in the CONISTON & CRAKE community, its businesses and organisations