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The application is in…!

December 13th, 2016 by Charlotte

Over the course of 2016, our plans for Conserving Coniston & Crake have been reviewed and developed, culminating in the submission of a second round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund in early November. Development work has included a programme of monitoring and surveying around the catchment, looking at water quality, habitat and fish numbers. The feasibility of a number of proposed activities has been assessed. Our audience development consultants, Wingspan Consulting, have been busy researching who might want to…

Last show of the summer!

September 1st, 2016 by Charlotte

Conserving Coniston & Crake will be making their final appearance of the summer at Lowick Annual Show, this Saturday, the 3rd September. As with our previous appearances at the Lakeland and Coniston Country Fairs, we will have some tiny monsters of the Crake to look at – if you’re brave enough! – along with some other games and lots of information about the project. Please come and say hello if you’re at the show, it would be great to talk…

We’re off to the Lakeland Country Fair!

August 16th, 2016 by Charlotte

Come and say hello to us at the Lakeland Country Fair at Torver on Sunday 21st August. We would welcome visitors to our stall, where you can find out more about the project, have a look at some mini beasties from the local beck, and test your phosphate knowledge with our detergents game! And of course while you’re there you can enjoy the rest of what the show has to offer – see their website for more details…

Coniston Country Fair

July 10th, 2016 by Charlotte

Conserving Coniston & Crake will be at the Coniston Country Fair on Sunday 24th July. Come along to say hello and find out more about the project, and see what lies beneath the surface of our freshwaters!

Nurture Lakeland support for Conserving Coniston & Crake

July 10th, 2016 by Charlotte

The Coniston & Crake Catchment Partnership is pleased to announce that it has received support from Nurture LakelandĀ for Conserving Coniston & Crake, through their small grants fund. This support from Nurture Lakeland is invaluable, as it both contributes towards the development of the project, and also reinforces the need for Conserving Coniston & Crake and what it aims to achieve. Nurture Lakeland said that they “were delighted to be able to support the work of the Coniston and Crake Partnership…

Wild Trout Trust surveys

July 1st, 2016 by Charlotte

Over the last couple of months, Conserving Coniston & Crake have been lucky enough to have the help of the Wild Trout Trust to carry out walkover surveys on a number of becks in the catchment. Walkover surveys are an important way to assess and understand the ecological condition of rivers, becks and gills. By walking down from the source, making notes about habitat (trees, plants, gravels), surrounding land use and potential issues which may be impacting upon the waterbody…