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Big Jump Crowd Funding Campaign to remove Rothley Weir

Big Jump Crowd Funding Campaign to remove Rothley Weir

This week the Trent Rivers Trust launched a crowdfunding campaign to remove Rothley Weir and “ecologically reconnect” a 8km stretch of the river, asking for small donations to help restore the Brook to a more natural system and allow Eel, Trout and other fish free passage once more.

Rothley Brook is a tributary of Leicestershire’s River Soar. The 33km river has unfortunately been neglected and heavily modified, which has driven biodiversity loss, habitat destruction and poor water quality. The Trust’s fundraising is part of The Big Jump, the first ever simultaneous international campaign to remove obsolete dams and barriers from European rivers. Led by WWF, one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, Big Jump 2021 is highlighting the poor state of many rivers and how removing old and useless barriers can swiftly benefit people and nature. Rothley Brook is the only UK-based river conservation project to feature in The Big Jump.
As we face a biodiversity emergency, restoring our rivers is an important objective of the Trent Rivers Trust.  Dams have long been a problem for our rivers. They impede the passage of fish to spawning grounds, alter the river bed in a negative way and cause the loss of important habitat through inundation. The Big Jump will combat this. Every pound we can raise will take us closer towards restoring important habitats and natural services that our rivers should be providing for the wildlife that lives there.

The campaign launched this week and donations can be made via the link below

https://crowdfunding.wnf.nl/project/rothley-weir-rothley-brook-leicestershire-uk

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60 mins of fishy tales with Trent Rivers Trust

Today we are celebrating World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) by hosting our very own online micro-event: “60 mins of fishy tales with Trent Rivers Trust” 

To join the fun head, to our Twitter or Facebook pages where we will be sharing some exciting projects we have delivered at:

At 12.30pm we will be hosting our first ever “Twitter Storm” (to see how to take part watch this video on Twitter or Facebook) where you can join us in talking about all things fish.

Just use the #trtlive and join in the fun!

Our younger supporters can read “An Incredible Journey” a children’s book that introduces the salmon life cycle and concepts such as ecosystems, keystone species, salmon culture and stewardship.  Or have some fun colouring awesome fishy pictures, the book and colouring pages can all be found on the WFMD webpage.

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Integrated approaches to improve Flood Risk Management: interviews from our FRAMES event

Video interviews from TRT’s Flood Risk Management for the Next Decade – a Multi-Layered Safety Approach event in February 2020.

The Multi-layered safety (MLS) approach integrates engineered measures for flood risk management with spatial planning, emergency response and resilient recovery. The concept has been applied to pilots around the North Sea region under the EU INTERREG FRAMES project, which includes sites within the UK.

Could the MLS concept be applied wider within the UK and inform sustainable Flood Risk Management?

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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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Streams of Wool

If you go down to the brook today, you’re sure of a big surprise!

The Trent Rivers Trust and local groups are decorating your local brooks with crafty woollen decorations to attract people to visit and enjoy their brooks, and to learn a bit more about the wildlife there.

The photo above provides a map of the location where the decorations will be displayed

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Wildlife Photography Talk

River Mease River Wardens were treated to an illustrated talk on wildlife by local photographer Mat Bingham who showed some of the camera trap footage he has taken on the River Mease. He also talked about a future project to photograph the otters on the river in infra-red. If you would like to see more of Mat’s work, take a look at http://www.talesfromtheriver.co.uk 

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Mease SuDS Conference highlights the benefits of multi-functional SuDS Schemes

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2nd March 2018
Mease SuDS Conference highlights the benefits of multi-functional SuDS Schemes
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