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Avon Water Barriers Project; works phase begins

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The Avon Water Barriers Project works phase moved into gear in early July, and as the photos below show, things are progressing well towards installation of informal fish passes at both Ferniegair and Millheugh weirs. An access route at Ferniegair … Read the whole article

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RAFTS releases ‘Managing River Restoration’ library of guidance notes

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In recognition of the varying levels of river restoration management experience in the sector, and also the number of alternative methods available for river restoration management, RAFTS is pleased to publish a series of guidance notes entitled ‘Managing River Restoration: … Read the whole article

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Workshop on updating the barrier passability screening tool

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Colin Bull from the University of Stirling is delighted to invite you to attend the forthcoming short workshop being held at the University of Stirling on Thursday 12 May, 2016 between 10am – 1pm:  Updating the WFD 111 2a Screening tool … Read the whole article

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Volunteers needed for vital conservation work

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An ongoing joint-collaboration to restore the Eden Estuary saltmarshes in Fife is looking for volunteers. If you’d like to get involved in some digging, carrying and planting between 10th and 15th March and again between 24th and 28th March, please … Read the whole article

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Avon Barriers Project attracting attention

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The RAFTS-led Avon Barriers Project which hopes to ease fish passage at two structures on the Avon Water in South Lanarkshire has been receiving attention from public agencies and the press. The project, which is funded by SEPA’s Water Environment … Read the whole article

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Invitation to freshwater mussel exhibit launch at Lakes Aquarium

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The Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) and the Lakes Aquarium are excited to announce the opening of a new ‘Restoring Freshwater Mussel Rivers’ exhibit at the Lakes Aquarium, and they are delighted to invite you to the private viewing event which will … Read the whole article

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Flow Country Rivers Trust – first newsletter

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The Flow Country Rivers Trust have produced their first newsletter – it is comprehensive, very interesting and well-illustrated. Please have a look through it here.

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Pearls in Peril Conference – 3rd and 4th May 2016

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The EU LIFE Pearls in Peril Conference will take place on 3rd and 4th May near Braemar. For more information, please see the conference flyer.

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SFCC/IFM Mapping Fisheries Workshop

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SFCC and IFM are holding a Mapping Fisheries Workshop on 1st and 2nd March in Edinburgh. For more information please see the conference flyer. For pricing and on-line sign-up details, please see here.

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RAFTS welcomes secondee

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RAFTS is pleased to advise that a secondee has today commenced a short-term contract with the organisation. Carina Agnew has 10 years experience as a project manager within the water environment, and will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge … Read the whole article

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