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One Big River Week

5th -12th May 2014 – One Big River To help launch Sheffield’s ‘City of Rivers’ Strategy, partners in the Sheffield Waterways Strategy Group are inviting interested individuals and community groups around the city to get involved in a series of events and happenings to celebrate our rivers and promote more sustainable use and management of water.  Lots […]

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DCRT wins Heritage Lottery Fund support for the Living Heritage of the River Don

The Don Catchment Rivers Trust has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to fully develop plans for its proposed Living Heritage of the River Don project, it was announced today. The project aims to reconnect people, communities and decision makers back to the River Don by enhancing and celebrating its rich natural, […]

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The Don Network Forum

The Don Network Forum, part of the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) The Don Network has already produced a Don Plan by consensus, detailing the themes and priorities for action in the catchment. As hosts our aim is to build on the Don Plan and promote awareness and understanding of the Don Plan throughout the catchment, […]

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Jan 2014 Newsletter

Happy New Year! Jan 14 Newsletter

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The Catchment Based Approach

The Don Network – A Catchment Partnership “A new future for the River Don” As you may be aware in 2011 the Don & Rother catchment was selected as one of 10 pilot catchments across England with the aim being to protect river wildlife and habitats by: encouraging participation to improve the water environment delivering […]

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Old Moor elvers from 2010

DCRT released 50,000 elvers into RSPB Old Moor in 2010 in an effort to bolster the eel population within the Dearne Valley.  It’s no surprise that the year after the release there were booming Bittern successfully breeding at Old Moor for the first time in living memory. Pete Wall from Dearne Valley Green Heart and […]

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Sep 2013 Newsletter

Sep 13 DCRT Newsletter

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Eel Release Day number 3

Pupils from Hill Primary Academy (Thurnscoe) released around 3000 elvers into field pools at RSPB Old Moor on Thursday 11 July.  Most of the pupils were brave enough to try the smoked eel that was on offer!  

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Eel Release Day Number 2

Well done to Pennine View School from Conisbrough and Montagu School from Mexbrough for relelasing around 5000 eels in to Denaby Ings Nature Reserve.  The staff from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust were on hand to guide us to the release site. Most people seemed to prefer having the eels in their hands and then releasing them!

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Eel Release Day number 1

Around nine thousand elvers were released in to reedbeds at RSPB Old Moor wetlands today.  Pupils from St Michael & All Angels (Wombwell) and Sacred Heart (Goldthorpe)  released about 200-300 each in to suitable habitat, most preferring to have them poured through their hands! Radio Sheffield were on hand to chat to the children and […]

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