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Upper Avon Enhancement project

Work to improve the upper Avon in 2018 included green bank protection, tree planting, fencing and drainage works.  Find details of each of these works below. Brash bank protection This is the process of pinning brash (bits of tree) to an eroded bank.  This brash acts...

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Dynamic Rivers Day Out

The RiverLife River Table made an appearance at the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers National Conference on the 27th of October. Amy and Jonathan went along to impart some Dynamic Rivers wisdom to the teachers (and let them have a shot on the River Table!)....

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Aspen project launch

RiverLife have teamed up with Eadha Enterprises, a social enterprise focusing on rare native trees, to deliver an aspen project based in the Almond and Avon catchments.  Aspen supports more biodiversity than any other native tree and, while it is widespread across the...

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Volunteer Opportunities with RiverLife

By Lorna Oldershaw In addition to practical conservation volunteer days, we will also be continuing to control invasive species on the river banks and to survey invertebrates as part of the ARMI Riverfly Monitoring Scheme, both of which we need volunteers to help...

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Tree Planting at Killandean

By Lorna Oldershaw The final RiverLife volunteering days of 2017 were spent tree planting at Killandean. In total 400 trees were planted over 2 ½ days with the help of both volunteers and Trust staff. The purpose of this planting is to help stabilise the bank of the...

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Kirkton weir – a mapped history

Kirkton weir was constructed in the mid-19th century to provide water to Livingston Mill – now Almond Valley Heritage Centre. The structure diverted some of the water down a lade to the mill ponds. A series of sluices were then used to control the speed of a 4.9 metre...

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Fair-a-Far fish pass construction (update)

[fullwidth_text alt_background="none" width="1/1" el_position="first last"] The temporary dam above the works site at Fair-a-Far was washed away in a high water event a couple weeks ago.  This resulted in the flooding of the construction site.  However, the dam has...

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