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The Mersey Rivers Trust team had a great day out searching for the source of the River Tame above Denshaw on Saddleworth Moor.
Curlew, Skylarks, Meadow Pippits, Frogs, and midges; Bogs, Meadows, Moorlands and the City in the valley below. The Mersey Basin contains some of the most diverse habitat in the UK - what a fantastic place.

The morning walk was followed by a team meeting to discuss exciting upcoming projects, volunteer week, bids and our new app form for water quality monitoring...watch this space!

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We had a great day at the Bolton BioBlitz at Barrow Bridge! Lots of kids (and big kids) got involved in kick sampling and enjoyed holding the bullhead fish...well done to the kick samplers who caught it! The event was run by The Woodland Trust and Greater Manchester Ecology Unit.

Thanks to our volunteers who helped run our stall.

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The Mersey Rivers Trust hosted the CaBA Urban Water Management Workshop in Manchester on Monday 21st May 2018.

The event was held at the Mechanics Institute in central Manchester and had an attendance of over 60 delegates from a wide variety of organisations.

The day began with an introductory talk from our Chair, Prof. Peter Batey, who gave a background of the Mersey Rivers Trust and the urban challenges we face. Many informative and engaging presentations were delivered from members of various organisations including The Rivers Trusts, Salford City Council, APEM and CIRIA. Regular breaks and Q&A sessions allowed audience members to network and find out more about each organisation and the work they had done.

Overall the day was a great success! We thank all the speakers for their insightful presentations and the audience members for their participation. We hope to see everyone again next year for another Urban Workshop.

All presentation from the day and a list of delgates will be available to download from the website soon.

 
 


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We just completed two days hot hot work in the sun on the River Irk - over 100m of riverbank restoration -- brushwood faggots secured, replanted, re-seeded, leaky dams repaired and our stickleback lagoon enlarged.... many thanks to Michael Cummings at Rochdale Council and to all our volunteers for their help...... this was our first ever foray into river bank re-engineering and with their help its been a great success - and hopefully the first of many projects to restore the unsympathetic riverbanks of rivers in Greater Manchester Merseyside and Cheshire....... we will be announcing full details of another river bank restoration day on the Irk Tuesday 19th June.

The Mersey Rivers Trust are holding several volunteer events from 1st - 7th June to celebrate National Volunteers Week:

The week will include Invasive Species control days, litter picks and a 'Thank You' day to celebrate the wonderful work of our volunteers.

For more information on each of the events and how you can get involved, visit the Events page.

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