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Fish pass almost complete!

By Friday 2nd November 2012 the fish pass on Hadfield Weir at Meadowhall will be complete, thanks to the efforts of Chris Hanley and his team at A Torn Construction. The walls and baffles are now in place with the infill to the weir being completed and the eel pass and debris boom being completed […]

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Report on the spread of Signal Crayfish now out

A few weeks ago we posted a news item written by Chris Arthur, a Lancaster University masters student who has worked hard over the summer months on the Trust’s suggestion to investigate how signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) are spreading in the Don Catchment. Well Chris has now written up his report and is available to […]

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Progress at Meadowhall

Just waiting for the concrete to be poured in to the wall shuttering before stripping all the woodwork away and rebuilding for the other wall.

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Plant Tracker

A great new way to record your sightings of invasive plants.  I don’t know about you but I’ve usually forgotten by the time I get home! If you have a smart phone then you can download the app here from the Plant Tracker website.

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Work moving on at Meadowhall

Work is moving on at Meadowhall, now that the concrete has been poured things should be happening quite quickly over the next couple of weeks.  

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Loxley Weirs

A lovely day for checking out the access on the Loxley on Thursday 4th Oct.   Autumn in all it’s glory at Olive Wheel Mill pond  

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Photos of work at Hadfield weir

If you want to see more photos from the works at Hadfield Weir please go to our account on   FLICKR

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Breaking the weir

Now that the dam is in place, a machine has been lowered to do the hard work of breaking the weir out to enable the fish pass to be built.

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Delays at Meadowhall

Unfortunately there have been a few delays on the work on the fish pass at Meadowhall.  The contractors couldn’t get the dam to seal properly, then once they had done that they found some contaminated sediments behind the weir which needed to be pumped into containers to be disposed of safely. And, of course, the […]

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Sheffield Rivers Festival

We had a good day at the Rivers Festival on Nursery St, Sheffield.  Lots of river based groups attended and we met lots of people who were interested in our invertebrate identification with beasties taken out of the river at Blonk St – it’s teeming with them!  

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