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About the Becks – New Walks Booklet

January 4th, 2021 by Kath Smith

About the Becks  – a booklet of walks around the catchment is now available. Printed with a waterproof cover the booklet features 3 walks to take you by becks, project activities and delivers some amazing views too. Read more about it here https://ccc.scrt.co.uk/about-the-becks-walks-around-the-catchment/ Or download a copy CC&CWalkBook(WEB)

Annual Review Night goes online!

December 15th, 2020 by Kath Smith

The Conserving Coniston & Crake Project has taken to video for its Annual Review Night given Covid-19 restrictions. Hope you enjoy seeing what has been achieved in the last twelve months. https://vimeo.com/491226323

Greenholme Beck September 2020

October 29th, 2020 by Kath Smith

We’re pleased to report that the electrofishing surveys in July found a number of salmon fry in the upper sections of the beck, following the bypassing work last year, the first of any significance for sometime! The trees are doing well, the beck is looking fantastic and Colin from Aerial Artwork has produced a lovely little video which you can see here https://vimeo.com/473438282

World Rivers Day Dipping

September 28th, 2020 by Kath Smith

We celebrated World Rivers Day on 27th September with river dipping sessions in the River Crake and given how the year has been so far we were pleased to find that the water levels were suitably low, the sun was shining and the sessions were fully booked. We found plenty of freshwater minibeasts, some amazing damselfly nymphs and even some fish.

New Guide to Septic Tanks & Private Sewage Systems

July 16th, 2020 by Kath Smith

We have produced a simple guide to help those with private sewage systems which explains the different types, when they should be emptied and how to get the best out of them. We’ve also included a local case study that shows the process for replacing a tank. For more information and to download a guide visit https://ccc.scrt.co.uk/your-guide-to-septic-tanks-private-sewage-systems/ We will be distributing the guides to households in the catchment over the next few weeks. We’re also working on producing material for holiday…

Treemendous Thurston!

July 10th, 2020 by Kath Smith

We went to Thurston Outdoor Education centre this week to check the trees that were planted back in December 2017. The work was part of a watercourse naturalisation scheme following the installation of a hydro-electric scheme at the centre. It’s brilliant to see how well this particular river restoration project has worked out.  June 2018 Two and a half years on the trees are looking fantastic, with only a few losses out of the 120 planted. Following social distancing guidelines…

In Search of the Salmon

March 18th, 2020 by Kath Smith

Art trail “In Search of the Salmon” launches in the Coniston & Crake catchment Six iconic aquatic species now feature in four stonewalls around the catchment, to highlight their plight and the work that is being undertaken to conserve them. The pieces have been beautifully carved by local sculptor Danny Clahane, on slate donated by Burlington Stone and the Holker Estate. Ellie Chaney drew the original illustrations on which Danny based his work. Stonewaller Peter Watson installed the pieces at…

Tree Planting 28th March – Cancelled

March 18th, 2020 by Kath Smith

Given the most up to date advice from our Government relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and social distancing, we have taken the decision to cancel the tree planting event scheduled for 28th March at Water Yeat. We’re still going to be planting the trees, just not as part of an organised event. Thank you for your understanding.

All go at the Nest Box Workshop

March 11th, 2020 by Kath Smith

There was a fantastic turnout for the nest box workshop, held in Torver on February 22nd. Thirty one boxes were made in the session attended by around forty adults and children, helped by our excellent volunteers Les, Molly & Diana. The birds of the catchment (and beyond) will have some new homes this spring. It certainly shows how interested people are in helping the wildlife around them.   The Eco-Group at Penny Bridge Academy also made six boxes so with…

Nest Box Workshop

January 27th, 2020 by Kath Smith

Come along to our final nest box workshop on Saturday 22nd February, between 10.30am and 12.30pm at Torver Schoolroom (the Village Hall) in Torver. All materials and tools provided so make one for the project and one to take home for your garden. Suitable for adults and children, all children must be accompanied by an adult.