• 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

Knottingley Hydro officially open

The Knottingley Weir hydro officially opened on Nov 5th 2017. The green contraption on the weir is the eel pass and the outflow from the hydro is in the immediate foreground just below the outflow from the fish pass.

The other photo shows Geoff Boycott (mike in hand) addressing the invitees just before he unveiled the plaque and switched on the hydro. The other person is Mark Simon, Chief Executive Officer of Barn Energy, the company whose project it is. 

 

Job Vacancies

Our trust currently has two job vacancies. One for a Project Engagement Officer to support our successful DNAire bid and the other for an ART Project Officer to support our river stewardship and general trust development work. Both of these roles offer the chance to help develop and grow an ambitious trust and make a… Continue Reading

Job Vacancy – ART Project Officer

The Aire Rivers Trust (ART) seeks a Project Officer for two purposes: To deliver the River Aire Care River Stewardship project To develop ART itself to have permanent staff to achieve its aims for the River Aire Funding is initially available for an 18-month appointment, with the expectation that the postholder will work with the… Continue Reading

Job vacancy – Engagement Officer for DNAire

Our Heritage Lottery Funded DNAire project is entering the formal project development stage and we need to recruit a suitably experienced Engagement Officer to work with us.   This is a new and exciting opportunity to work with ART in partnership with the Environment Agency to help reconnect the ecology of the iconic River Aire… Continue Reading

Harden Beck just got better!

Beckfoot Mill Weir on Harden Beck was independently identified by both Kevin Sunderland of the Aire RT and the Environment Agency as an obstruction to fish passage and an interruption to natural geomorphological process. EA fisheries data confirm that grayling are only recorded in the beck up to the weir, and since it is only… Continue Reading

CSO at Apperley Bridge spews out rags again

CSO at Apperley Bridge spews out rags again

Yorkshire Water has cleared teh CSO gate at Apperley Bridge of the sanitary towels, wet wipes and other unflushables that were almost completely blocking it, a few weeks ago. A visit at the end of July produced photo’s that demonstrate that the system is disfunctional: from package labelling to humans’ flushing behaviour to filtering and… Continue Reading

Tree works on rivers

Tree works on rivers

Earlier this year many of us expressed serious concern about the way in which the Environment Agency were undertaking tree clearance/improvement work on the Upper Aire. No need to repeat the details of the saga here because the important point is that the EA have learned from what they acknowledge was a pretty dire performance.… Continue Reading

More weirs made swimmable!

Aire Rivers Trust has agreed to fund work to improve fish passage and reinstate connectivity on several small to medium-sized weirs on tributaries between Bingley and Malham. The work is being coordinated by Professor Jonny Grey, Research & Conservation Officer for the Wild Trout Trust, in partnership with the Environment Agency and various other organisations… Continue Reading

Turbines at Chapel Haddlesey and Knottingley

Two hydros and fish passes are under construction on the lower Aire. Chapel Haddlesey The turbines have already been installed and the baffles for the fish pass will be delivered in early June 2017. The fish pass and the two Archimedes Screws are expected to be in use by the end of June. Knottingley The… Continue Reading