Forthcoming Aire Rivers Trust (and Friends) Events

Friends of Bradford’s Becks have a litter-pick this Saturday (5th May) on Bradford Beck which will run from 10am until midday. Meet by the Nisa store at the junction of Valley Road and Poplar Road. Volunteers are advised to wear boots and warm clothing – litter pickers, gloves, bags and hot drinks will be provided by the organisers. There will be another litter-pick on Clayton Beck next Wednesday between midday and 3pm. Please contact [email protected] for more information on either of these events. Friends of Bradford’s Becks will also be running a series of guided walks over the next couple Continue reading Forthcoming Aire Rivers Trust (and Friends) Events

Rye Loaf litter pick update

Meet for this Saturdays’ Aire River Trust litter pick will be at the gates of Dowley Gap Household Waste Reclamation Centre at 10AM (latecomers are advised that there will be parking available at the bottom of the slip road on the left hand side as you drive through the gates). Volunteers are advised to wear boots and warm clothing – litter pickers, gloves, bags and hot drinks will be provided by the organisers. Contact [email protected] for more information. The next litter pick will be on April 20th we will post more info on that event as soon as possible.

Aire Rivers Trust Litter Picks

The latest Aire Rivers Trust litter pick is this Saturday 24th March at Charlestown, meet at 10 am at the “eastern end of Dockfield Road” (Shipley) – by the viaduct and Woodbottom footbridge. Boots and warm working clothes are advised but gloves, litter pickers, bags (and tea, coffee and biscuits) will be provided. There will be another litter pick at Rye Loaf Meadow, Bingley on April 7th, and one on the 20th April at another site. We will post further details on these events as soon as we have them, or you can contact the organiser [email protected] for more information.

Cormorant Watch

Angling Trust and Fish Legal have relaunched the Cormorant Watch website so that we can log sightings of Cormorants and Goosanders on club waters, subjected data may help to introduce more effective control measures on fish eating birds which are decimating fish stocks on all UK waters. Further information is available on this page, and the form for logging sightings is here. http://www.anglingtrust.net/page.asp?section=1763&sectionTitle=Predation+by+Cormorants+and+Goosanders http://www.cormorantwatch.com/

C.H. Bennett.

We have received sad news today that life member Clifford Bennett passed away last night, and we express our sympathy to all his family and friends. Clifford was a committee member and watcher from at least the early 1980’s, some of our older members may well remember having their books checked by him at Coppice Pond or Harden Dam. He was elected as Chairman at the 1987 AGM (replacing current President Bruce Howard), and retired from his post and committee at the 1991 AGM where he was awarded life membership. After retirement from club duties, Clifford remained in touch with Continue reading C.H. Bennett.