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West Cumbria Rivers Trust Summer Newsletter Now Out

West Cumbria Rivers Trust Summer Newsletter is out now. Read about:-  – the £3.4 million awarded for river improvement projects in West Cumbria – how they’re working with Highways England and the Environment Agency to help reduce flood risk in Portinscale and Braithwaite – the results of their latest annual fish survey in the Derwent… Read more »

We all love our Solway Coast – Your opinion counts!

Every five years, the AONB team review and produce a management plan for the Solway Coast Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The time has now come to prepare for the next plan which starts in 2020. What do you think should be the priorities for the Solway and its landscape? If you haven’t already, please… Read more »

Join the Volunteer Work Party to Repair the Clay Dabbin at RSPB Campfield Reserve

Meet at RSPB Campfield Reserve on Thursday 11 July from 10.00am to 3.00pm This week the Solway Coast AONB Volunteer Group are carrying out a number of items of maintenance on the Clay Dabbin at RSPB Campfield:  – Cleaning and painting the interior display boards – Chipping of the render on one of the exterior… Read more »

Vacancy for Chair of Clyde MPP & Clyde 2020 Steering Group

A new Chair for Clyde Marine Planning Partnership and Clyde 2020 Steering Group is sought.  The tasks required as Chair are as follows:   – Chair the CMPP quarterly Members’ meetings and annual general meetings and the Clyde 2020 meetings. Chair CMPP Board meetings as required. [Estimated up to 8 meetings per year]. – Lead… Read more »

Fishing
Can you take the plastic free challenge?

Marine Conservation Society launches its annual Plastic Challenge on 1 July. 9,000 people took up the challenge in 2018 – to try and live as single-use plastic free as possible for some or all of the month of July. We use single-use plastics for just about everything, from cleaning our teeth and showering, to buying… Read more »

Natural England look for Contractor to Produced Smelt Recovery Management Plan

European smelt (Osmerus eperlanus) is a fish species that inhabits near shore coastal and estuarine waters and migrates up river to spawn. Historically, smelt were an abundant shoaling fish characteristic of many UK estuaries with strong cultural connections to coastal and estuarine communities. Archaeological evidence of smelt bones at Roman encampments has been found and… Read more »

AONB Volunteer Work Party 13 / 14 June 2019

Wolsty Boardwalk Project Continuing the major project replacing the boardwalks from the Northern Wolsty Car Park over the dune front to the beach. This will take place over two days, Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June for the construction phase. Many thanks for great team a couple of weeks ago working on the demolition in… Read more »

Solway Coast AONB Need Your Help!

Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty need your help… Every five years, the team review and produce a management plan for the Solway Coast AONB. The time has now come to prepare for the next plan which starts in 2020. What do you think should be the priorities for the Solway and its landscape?… Read more »

Scottish Parliament – Regional Marine Planning – call for evidence

The Scottish Parliament is seeking views on Regional Marine Planning questions posed in a recent Call for Evidence. These questions focus around Regional Marine Planning progress to date, progress sought for the future, and integration with terrestrial planning. It is worth noting that the Solway marine region currently does not have a Regional Planning Partnership,… Read more »

Dumfries and Galloway Beaches Rated by SEPA

The Solway coast has been tested by SEPA and now three beaches have been given a ‘Good’ rating. Carrick Beach at Borgue, Mossyard near Gatehouse of Fleet and Southerness near Dumfries all got a ‘GOOD’ rating for 2019. This season beach users will have access to real time water quality forecasts, and live information on… Read more »