• KWVR at Haworth

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    Rodley Nature Reserve Fish Pass

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  • Castleford Millenium Bridge

  • River Aire at Ferrybridge

  • Malham Cove

  • Saltaire

Category Archives: blog

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 then into our river. It’s rubbish!

2017 – An important year for River Aire fish passage

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] 2017 – An important year for River Aire fish passage Work has been going on for a number of years to improve fish passage for migratory fish in the Aire below Leeds. This work has provided fish passes at Castleford, Lemonroyd, Fleet, Rothwell Country Park and Thwaite Mills. Fish passes are required… Continue Reading

Poetry book launch

Last night saw the launch of “Beck”, an anthology of poems submitted to the competition to find a poem to mark the course of Bradford Beck as it passes largely unnoticed and uncared for under the feet of shoppers in Bradford city centre. The competition, held last year, resulted in 29 entries and some of… Continue Reading

Clean up the Aire

So impressed at how many individuals and organisations are banding together to clear the debris left behind by the flooding. As it says at the bottom of this poster, be careful near deep and/or flowing water and be careful about picking stuff up (use strong gloves to prevent puncture wounds). We have a small amount… Continue Reading

Flooding – possible responses

Following the flooding on the Somerset Levels (guess why they are called ‘levels’?), the premier professional institution in the arena – Chartered Insitution of Water and Environemntl Management – published a policy paper on the subject of flood risk management. That report followed some of the heaviest rain on record; we have just experienced rainfall… Continue Reading

Keep Bradford’s Becks Clean

Not so long ago, Gary Rushworth our Project Officer for the Urban Diffuse Pollution project on Bradford Beck gave a short talk to a group in Shipley who are part of the Citizenship project run by Bradford People First . This project is for people with learning disabilities to teach them to become valued and active members… Continue Reading

Seven Bridges

Learning more about the River Aire through Leeds, we took a Seven Bridges walking voyage with Steve Bottoms. Steve is a key player in the Hydrocitizenship project. This 3 year project is investigating, and making creative contributions to, the ways in which citizens and communities live with each other and their environment in relation to… Continue Reading