New Projects for 2020

23 August 2020 Off

We’re excited to be delivering a number of new projects that will make some big improvements to our rivers and streams! 

On the Coquet and its side-streams, we are about to start mapping and prioritising all of the many barriers to fish passage.  This important project, funded by the Environment Agency, will allow us to focus on the sites that give ‘best bang for bucks’ and will probably identify some real problems that weren’t even on the radar. We recently applied to the Lottery Green recovery Challenge Fund to build 20 simple fish passes in the lower Coquet catchment based on this work. Fingers crossed!

In North Northumberland we will be starting the St Aidan’s Streams project with many partners to improve these very important streams (and the hugely important coastline that they feed into).  The first stage will focus on talking to farmers and landowners to identify what improvements are possible where.

On the River Lyne we will be continuing our recent work to focus on physical improvements.  Many thanks to our continuing partners including the Environment Agency, Groundwork and CELL.

On the Foxton Burn (a tributary of the Coquet near Thropton) we will be delivering two important fish pass improvements over the summer to open up many kilometres of spawning gravels. Special thanks to the Environment Agency and Network Rail.

On the Wansbeck we will be launching a very exciting project in the next few weeks – watch this space!

We will also be continuing our two WEG projects on the river Aln and the Coquet Side Streams.