Protecting chalk streams

View of a river with overhanging trees. People can be seen standing on the bank in among the vegetation

All river flows vary naturally over the year, especially when we are in the summer months with some streams and smaller river tributaries drying up entirely. This is even more the case during long term dry weather, such as we …

Planning for a climate resilient future - Flood & Coast Conference 2019

Climate change is the biggest challenge we face as a nation. We can already see the impact of a changing climate with increased flooding over the past decade and summer heatwaves. In all climate futures, we’ll experience a continued rise …

A united front against Floating Pennywort: a new way to tackle an invasive species in the Colne Valley

Close up of the Floating Pennywort plant on someone's hand

If a quick internet search for Floating Pennywort tells you anything, it’s that this fast-growing non-native species is of increasing concern in the UK. Introduced in the 1980s as an ornamental aquatic plant, Floating Pennywort’s pretty appearance belies its aggressively …