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Boats, Banks and Baildon!

Boats, Banks and Baildon!

  Boats, Banks & Baildon During Britain’s mini heat-wave on Saturday 8th April, Aire Rivers Trust and River Stewardship Company facilitated a big clean up session along the River Aire behind Higher Coach Road in Baildon, Shipley. An enthused 40 volunteers, including members of Higher Coach Road Residents Group, were out in full force as…Continue Reading

Our very own River Champion!

Our very own River Champion!

National expert advice centre for best-practice river conservation the River Restoration Centre (RRC) has recently awarded 9 volunteers nationwide for their phenomenal efforts in improving their local waterway. Of those 9, one of our longest-standing volunteers and friend of the RSC Paul Winks has been granted the title of ‘River Champion’. The River Champions initiative…Continue Reading

Sand Martin Habitat Mitigation

Sand Martin Habitat Mitigation

Over the past month our team have been creating Sand martin (Riparia riparia) habitats out of recycled barrels ready for when these agile birds arrive from their annual long haul flight from Africa. With thanks to IC Innovations, T.W.Wards and Sheffield City Council, we have installed these bird barrels today! Previously along this stretch of the…Continue Reading

Invasive Species Week 27 Mar – 2 Apr

Invasive Species Week 27 Mar – 2 Apr

Next week brings us Invasive Species Week. In it’s third year running, this special week is dedicated to raising awareness of the various invasive non-native species that affect our British ecosystems, and encouraging everyone to #GetINNSvolved with helping to reduce these effects. Do you know your Himalayan Balsam from your Japanese Knotweed? How about your alien…Continue Reading

River Stewards to the Rescue!

River Stewards to the Rescue!

Our fabulous team recently put their water safety qualifications into good practise and rescued cheeky chocolate lab Chester from deep waters much to the delight of his owner! Whilst out delivering our Environment Agency “walkthroughs” contract clearing waterways of debris and blockages in Yorkshire, RSC staff came across a dog in need. Owner Kim stated “Chester…Continue Reading

River Ramblings: Ivy League Goats

River Ramblings: Ivy League Goats

We have recently come up with a goat-ally ameheh-zing ‘waste not want not’ solution to the River Stewards’ green waste disposal needs and Heeley City Farm’s hungry ungulate desires- give the ivy to the goats! Working with the Canal and River Trust this winter, RSC have been removing sections of overgrown ivy from heritage structures…Continue Reading

Huge Clean-Up Success at Hadfield Weir!

Huge Clean-Up Success at Hadfield Weir!

As part of the Lower Don Valley Flood Defence Project, we hosted a volunteer day at Hadfield Weir, Meadowhall on Sunday 19th February  to remove debris left from recent high water. Since before Christmas, debris had been jammed against the top of the weir and fish pass. Despite looking unsightly in such a high-profile area, it…Continue Reading

Sheffield Schools get involved in Fishy Business!

Sheffield Schools get involved in Fishy Business!

Dozens of fish have been released into a Sheffield river by school children after being hatched from eggs in classroom aquariums. As part of a community project co-ordinated by the RSC, and funded by the Ernest Cook Trust, pupils across three Sheffield Primary schools took part in diligently rearing the fish from eggs to fingerlings; including…Continue Reading

RSC celebrates Giant Hogweed success

RSC celebrates Giant Hogweed success

One of the UKs most dangerous plants is currently being forced out of Yorkshire, thanks to the efforts of the River Stewardship Company. Giant Hogweed is a highly dangerous Non-Native Invasive Species which is traditionally found along riverbanks and canals. However it is slowly colonising habitats away from the water’s edge; such as along footpaths…Continue Reading

New Funding for Blue Loop Troop

New Funding for Blue Loop Troop

The Friends of the Blue Loop has secured over £18 000 of funding to further improve one of Sheffield’s best loved wildlife havens. The funding has been awarded by Sheffield Town Trust, the Graves Trust, the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank and Awards for All. Hellen Hornby from the River Stewardship Company who ran the original…Continue Reading

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