• KWVR at Haworth

  • Rodley Nature Reserve Fish Pass

    Rodley Nature Reserve Fish Pass

  • Green Ripples

  • Castleford Millenium Bridge

  • River Aire at Ferrybridge

  • Malham Cove

  • Saltaire

Author Archives: Geoff Roberts

Improving Eastburn Beck

The first stages of the project work to improve the river and riparian habitats along Eastburn Beck at Lyndhurst Wood, Glusburn (reported here in February) began on Wednesday 10th August. The Wild Trout Trust and the Environment Agency will be notching six of the low weirs by cutting narrow sections out of each weir crest.… Continue Reading

Beware Giant Hogweed

  It’s that time of year when we take our kids out for riverside walks isn’t it? And isn’t it nice to show them the different sorts of plants growing alongside the river?   Well this is a strong warning to stay well away from one of them. Giant Hogweed is intriguing because it can… Continue Reading

DNAire bid submitted

Last week, the Environment Agency submitted our DNAire bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. This is a very important step in our desire to restore salmon to the river and re-engage the community through a £4 million river-wide project. The bid summary states: ‘Developing the Natural Aire’ is for 570,000 people in the project area.… Continue Reading

Shady characters needed to cool our rivers

Fish in Britain’s rivers are under threat from warmer waters. Cold-water species such as Atlantic salmon and brown trout, are struggling to cope as climate change brings significant increases in temperature. Today there’s a call for urgent action to Keep Rivers Cool by planting broadleaf native trees alongside river banks, creating dappled shading and stopping… Continue Reading

Flood consultation by Bradford Council

Bradford Council is the lead flood authority for their area and have recently published their Flood Risk Management Strategy. They are holding a series of consultation events around the district, as in the photo. These are important events, not least in the context of the recent flooding, so please go along and have your say. Continue Reading

Come and have your say…

Come and have your say about what you want for and from our river Aire in the future. As part of a project to develop a medium-term plan for the river, a series of workshops have been arranged when groups who use or are associated with the river can come along and share their thoughts… Continue Reading

ACCP Catchment Workshops

The Aire and Calder Catchment Workshops shave started. If you represent a group or an organisation with an interest in our rivers, becks streams and their catchments, you will be very welcome to help us develop and deliver our plan for catchment-wide improvements. We are organising seven workshops, one for each of the Environment Agency’s… Continue Reading

After the floods

AFTER THE FLOOD You are invited to a Community Conversation About The Boxing Day floods and activities since.   Sunday 20th March, The Kirkgate Centre, Shipley from 2:30pm Photo courtesy of Martin Spiers This Christmas, the Shipley area saw its worst flooding in memory, causing severe difficulties for many local residents and businesses. The silver… Continue Reading