On 13th April 2021, we held our first virtual conference. We are all used to Zoom by now, but it was still a little odd to see and hear our colleagues across the catchment in tiny rectangles on our screen. We look forward to being able to meet in person, on the riverbank, across the catchment, even in a meeting room! Hopefully soon...
A varied agenda held people's interest all morning and is leading to action to further improve our River Aire and its catchment. We recorded the event and this can be found with the chat that followed below.
1.Billy Coburn, Catchment Officer, Aire Rivers Trust: Catchment Mapping as a Project Advocacy Tool.
2.Fiona Sugden, Project Manager, Environment Agency and Ian Coldwell, Project Manager, White Rose Forest: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Natural Flood Management.
3. Phil Lyth, Yorkshire Farming and Wildlife Partnership and Suzie Knight, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust: Upper Aire Project and 10 years of Landowner Engagement.
4. John Cave, INNS Team Leader, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust: Translating National INNS strategy to the Aire Catchment.
5. Ben Aston, Technical Specialist, Yorkshire Water: Yorkshire Water Investment into the Catchment including Biodiversity Fund.
Followed by a discussion on topics of interest.
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Please get in touch with Billy Coburn, Catchment Officer, if you want to offer, or need, help with any project in the catchment.