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Position statement on the Upper Don & Sheaf Catchment Flood Alleviation Schemes

The mission statement of the Trust is to conserve, protect, rehabilitate and improve the Rivers Don, Dearne and Rother and the associated non-tidal and tidal systems that might influence their fauna, flora, water quality and hydrology. Beyond this we aim to promote these rivers as assets that enrich people’s lives, whether through experience of their […]

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Geocaching – River Don Salmon Run

Geocaching is a fun, free way to explore the River Don. Currently Salmon cannot get to their historic spawning grounds in Sheffield because of weirs built during the industrial revolution. ‘Living Heritage of the River Don’ will see Salmon return to the river, but in the mean time could you help our track-able geocache Salmon […]

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Don Network Spring Newsletter 2016

Spring newsletter 2016

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Salmon leaping at Aldwarke weir

Atlantic salmon are returning to the River Don following an absence of around 150 years, with the leaping fish now being seen at Aldwarke weir on the eastern edge of urban Rotherham. Extraordinary footage capturing the fish’s efforts to jump the weir was taken by 18 year old Oscar Downing, whose father, Anthony, is an […]

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Heritage Lottery Award of £1.2 million!

Fantastic news!  The Heritage Lottery Fund have granted us £1.2million towards our Living Heritage of the River Don project. Our project will help fish move up the River Don by creating fish passage solutions on the weirs which currently obstruct them.  This will allow salmonid species to get as far as Sheffield for the first time in 200 years. […]

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More good news for the Dearne

DCRT have been awarded £154,000 funding from the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council for the Dearne Connectivity Project.  After the fantastic recent news about a juvenile salmon being found in the Dearne for the first time in almost 200 years, our project will help fish move more freely in the Dearne and […]

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