• 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

Category Archives: Project

Catchment Improvement Lead – an opportunity

The Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership, which is hosted by The Aire Rivers Trust, is  advertising a role to help lead the Partnership to the next stage of our development.
With funding from Defra we are now looking to issue a contract for someone to lead the initial stages of delivering our Actionable Plan and for extending that plan to include the views of additional stakeholders. The successful candidate will lay the foundations of the Plan ensuring that partners and others are fully engaged with the process and, in a better position to deliver ACCP goals.
Details can be found here and applications/expressions of interest are requested urgently.

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Upper Aire Project – another award!

The team running the Upper Aire Project have picked up yet another award for this great scheme. Here is what the Environment Agency, who have devoted considerable funding to the scheme,  had to say upon hearing the announcement: A pioneering scheme that is leading the way in improving some of Yorkshire’s best countryside has won… Continue Reading

FoBB Sculpture competition voting

Friends of Bradford Beck have been running a competition for a sculpture to place over the beck and enable people to hear the hidden beck as it flows under Bradford city centre. The shortlist of four, from nine entries, has been announced and you can cast your vote and offer comments on the entries. Please… Continue Reading

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

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

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

Eastburn Beck improvements

Eastburn Beck is to be made better for fish and wildlife in general as a result of a joint project between The Aire Rivers Trust, The Wild Trout Trust, The Environment Agency and ABP Green Port Hull. This project will make it easier for fish to get past two key weirs along Eastburn Beck at… Continue Reading

Hirst Weir fish pass

The Trust is working closely with Bradford Amateur Rowing Club and the Environment Agency to design and fund a fish pass as additional works to the emergency repair currently underway at Hirst Weir. The Rowing Club’s plan is to install a rock ramp across the whole width of the weir to fill the existing hole… Continue Reading