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TRT Welcomes New Chief Executive, Matt Easter

Matt Easter is the new Chief Executive of The Trent Rivers Trust. He takes up the role on 6 May 2020.

Joining the Trust Matt continues a career of over 20 years working in environmental sustainability. Most recently Sustrans’ Midlands and East Director he has considerable experience working and leading in the charitable sector.

The appointment of The Trent Rivers Trust’s first full time CEO reflects our recent growth and successes. Outgoing CEO Chloe Palmer led the Trust for nearly 8 years, expanding our work, impact and team, bringing huge benefits for the Trent’s rivers, streams and wetlands.

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TRT welcomes Gail Pickles as Engagement Officer

The Trent Rivers Trust has appointed Gail Pickles to a newly-created role of Engagement Officer.

Gail, a water ecologist and health and wellbeing practitioner, will support TRT’s work to improve water quality by working with local people and businesses to think and engage with their rivers differently.

The aim is to help foster valuable connections with the urban river environment to ultimately improve the rivers and bring wellbeing benefits too.

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COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS VOLUNTEER DAY ON BOTTLE BROOK, FRIDAY MARCH 13TH 2020

TRT are organising a Community and Business volunteer day at Ripley Greenway near Marehay.

We will be meeting at 10am at the Marehay Miners Welfare Club carpark, 268 Derby Road, Ripley DE5 8JN (ring Julie 07827 667888 if any problems) and aim to finish about 3pm, although you don’t have to spend the whole day – just let us know how much time you can give.

The aim of the day will be to reduce erosion where it’s causing a problem along the brook by using saws or loppers to cut small branches, using them to make bundles and placing them along the brook, working with the Friends of Ripley Greenway.

You will need strong boots/wellies and clothes to keep you warm and dry even if it rains, a drink and a packed lunch. Some hot drinks and biscuits will be provided.

We regret that we can’t provide toilets for this activity—though there are plenty of trees!

These happy people have taken part in previous action days

 

 

Training and equipment will be provided.

Book places or discuss further by emailing Julie: projects@trentriverstrust.org  or you can give her a call on: 07827667888

We look forward to you joining us!!

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Flood Risk Management for the next Decade Conference

TRT is pleased to announce we are hosting a conference on Flood Risk Management.

We hope you will join us at our one day conference on 19th February 2020 to discuss integrated approaches to Flood Risk Management featuring speakers from the Environment Agency, University of Sheffield, Nottingham Blue Green Infrastructure Group  and the University of Leeds.

More details and tickets for the event can be found by clicking on the link below:

Flood Risk Management for the Next Decade: A Multi-Layered Safety Approach

This event is part supported by the Interreg North Sea Region EU Development Fund and Nottinghamshire County Council.

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River-Friendly Businesses honoured as scheme sparks growing environmental network

Local, regional, national and global firms have secured River-Friendly Business status through an initiative which is helping companies work together to tackle water pollution.

Trent Rivers Trust’s River-Friendly Business accreditation scheme is backed by the Environment Agency and Severn Trent and was launched in 2018. It awards businesses based within the Trent catchment Bronze, Silver and Gold status for helping to improve their local water environment. The overriding message is, “Only rain down the drain.”

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New funds to improve River Mease

The water quality and environment of the River Mease, described as one of the UK’s best examples of an unspoilt meandering lowland river, will be improved thanks to new funding secured by The Trent Rivers Trust.

The Trust, a charity which works with farmers, anglers, landowners, other partners and the general public to improve the environment in the catchment area of the Mease, has appointed Emma Smail as the new River Mease Project Manager.

Emma (pictured above) will work closely with farmers and others to deliver a wide range of environmental projects across the River Mease catchment.

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TRT Spring Newsletter 2019

Welcome to The Trent Rivers Trust (TRT) Spring Newsletter

TRT is taking action across the Trent catchment to make our rivers and streams a better place for wildlife to live and for people to enjoy.

Take a look to to find out what we have been up to in our SPRING NEWSLETTER

 

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Annual Review for 2018

The Trent Rivers Trust Annual Review is now available to download

TRT – Annual Review

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Streams of Wool – 2019

The River Starts Here! Your brooks are important tributaries of the rivers Amber, Erewash and Trent.

The Trent Rivers Trust is working with businesses, communities and organisations like the Environment Agency and local authorities. Together we are making your brooks cleaner, more enjoyable and better for wildlife.

Streams of Wool is part of ‘The River Starts Here!’

May 18th to June 2nd 2019

Woollen decorations on a water and wildlife theme will adorn the trees along footpaths by the brooks around Alfreton, Ripley, South Normanton, Huthwaite and Westhouses. A fortnight of beauty and fun with brook walks, river-dipping, fishing, butterfly walks, history etc.

Why not come and join us… anyone can: groups and individuals, young and old, businesses and schools. Make decorations, publicise Streams of Wool, put on an activity or display, keep an eye on Streams of Wool along your section of brook in case of vandalism, or just wander along!

Interested? Contact projects@trentriverstrust.org or ring 07827 667888

You can also Find us on facebook

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Lowdham NFM – tree planting

TRT has been involved in planting 1,700 trees as part of a Natural Flood Management (NFM) scheme in Lowdham

TRT’s role in delivering NFM has been recognised again. As part of the Government’s £15m funding for the development of NFM, 34 Community Scale projects were allocated funding to deliver and monitor the effectiveness of NFM with TRT working in the Lowdham catchment.

We are well into the delivery in multiple locations of a range of NFM features including leaky barriers, reconnected floodplain and creation of temporary water storage areas.  As part of the project we offered a volunteer day to the Environment Agency to plant trees which will improve ground infiltration and slow down overland flows of heavy rainwater. The day was covered by East Midlands Today, Radio Four, Radio Nottingham and the local press.

The local press who covered the story were West Bridgford Wire and Nottinghamshire Live 

 

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