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A year in the life of the River Holme: June 2019

Our amazing volunteers and keen amateur photographers, Sue Harrison and Owen Baker, are documenting a year in the life of the River Holme through a series of monthly videos. This month sees the River Holme… continue reading

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Mapping the River

A daunting responsibility awaited me in April, where I was tasked with surveying and recording important features of the River Holme. These varied from wildlife sightings, litter hot spots, illegal dumping of waste and engineered… continue reading

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Litter Picking – Helping the Environment Instantaneously

We’ve all seen it at one time or another… The stray plastic bag, pirouetting towards a bird’s nest before taking flight in its aspirational journey to the great Pacific garbage patch. A journey which defies… continue reading

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Mapping the River Holme

I started work for River Holme Connections in April as a summer placement funded by Cummins Turbo Technologies. The project I’m working on is part of the larger “Our Holme” project aiming to educate communities… continue reading

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A year in the life of the River Holme: May 2019

Our amazing volunteers and keen amateur photographers, Sue Harrison and Owen Baker, are documenting a year in the life of the River Holme through a series of monthly videos. This month sees the River Holme… continue reading

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Annual Report 2018

Our latest annual report, detailing our work and funding in 2018 is now available. Click on the picture below to download a pdf of our Annual Report 2018.

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Look out for plant that burns!

If we’re being pedantic, it isn’t  actually the plant that burns, but the sap from giant hogweed is phototoxic. That means if it comes into contact with skin, your skin will becomes incredibly sensitive to… continue reading

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A year in the life of the River Holme: April 2019

Our amazing volunteers and keen amateur photographers, Sue Harrison and Owen Baker, are documenting a year in the life of the River Holme through a series of monthly videos. This month the focus is on… continue reading

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Microplastics in our rivers

Microplastics. What are they? How do we prevent them? Research conducted by the University of Leeds earlier this year, found that water treatment plants were contributing 75% more microplastics being found in rivers in the… continue reading

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A year in the life of the River Holme: March 2019

Our amazing volunteers and keen amateur photographers, Sue Harrison and Owen Baker, are documenting a year in the life of the River Holme through a series of monthly videos. As the months pass by you’ll… continue reading