Churnet Valley partnership team Ian Kynaston and Ian Wykes have been out with Tracey, the Wetland Officer from the Tame Valley in Warwickshire. They were looking at sites where rust fungus will be introduced to help tackle Himalayan balsam.
A productive weekend has been had on the Uttoxeter Canal with the help of volunteers from Waterway Recovery Group (North West) and Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust.
Very exciting morning here at Coombes Valley! Our favourite migrant is back. Six pied flycatchers have been spotted on the reserve including near the pond and on the woodcock trail
The Pig Race Night unfortunately had to be abandoned due to the snow, but it will be rearranged for a future date.
The Blockbuster Quiz Night was a great success with over 20 teams taking part and raising over £350 for the village hall. It was good to see so many new faces there too.
Jane Clowes, one of the facilitators for the Churnet Valley Farmers’ facilitation group, has won an award from Natural England for her conservation farming. Jane, a beef farmer from Ipstones, was invited to the awards’ ceremony last week, but had no idea that she had won.
It’s invasive species week.
Did you know that many invasive plants in Britain were originally introduced as ornamental pond or garden plants? #BePlantWise - never dump plants, or allow them to escape, into the wild.
Froghall Wharf was officially recognised as a significant site and awarded a Red Wheel plaque at a ceremony on 20th March, conducted by Richard Parry, Chief Executive of the Canal and River Trust; and Stuart Wilkinson, Chairman of the Transport Trust, assisted by Gerald Leach of the Railway and C
A bid for the Churnet Valley to Natural England's Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund has been successful. This is great news for both the environment and land managers as it brings a new approach for effecting conservation farming in the valley over the next 3 years.
The Staffordshire Moorlands is suffering from dwindling public transport options, with the Moorlands Connect bus and the Leek to Cheadle route losing their Staffordshire County Council subsidies from April 2018.