Category: Special interest

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Thongsbridge Wild Space

River Holme Connections is creating a new Wild Space at Thongsbridge Rec.   Thongsbridge Wild Space will create a destination to be around nature. It will be perfect for walking, picnicking, botany, bird watching, foraging… continue reading

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Bog garden completes transformation of Sands Recreation Ground

Transforming Sands Recreation Ground The creation of a bog garden at Sands Recreation Ground, Holmfirth, marks the end of our 3-year project – costing in excess of £25,000 – to renovate this popular green space…. continue reading

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How to… keep our rivers litter-free

Healthy, well-cared for rivers provide food, shelter and a breeding ground for invertebrates, fish and mammals. In turn, they provide food for larger animals, which is all vital for a healthy, functioning ecosystem. In our… continue reading

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A Year in Industry Placement Opportunity

We are excited to be able to offer a “Year in industry” placement this summer!  The student will be able to get involved in a wide range of river work such as species monitoring projects,… continue reading

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The Twelve (River) Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, River Holme Connections found for me… … a wet wipe hanging on a tree FACT: Most so-called ‘flushable’ wetwipes contain plastic and take hundreds of years to break down…. continue reading

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

The final episode in our Year in the Life of the River Holme series is now available to view. Our grateful thanks goes to volunteer, Sue Harrison for taking the time to chronicle the yearly… continue reading

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Can you help us to plant more than 4,770 trees?

We’re planting more than 4,770 trees capturing tonnes of CO2 Thanks to funding from the Bright Green Community Trust and Holmfirth Transition Town (HoTT), during winter 2019 and spring 2020, we’re planting 2,100 native trees… continue reading

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Blockage Busters and Litter Heroes

Children send a clear message to adults We invited young people from across the catchment to take part in our design-a-poster competition. Supported by Yorkshire Water, the object of the competition was to design a… continue reading

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

Our amazing amateur photographer, Sue, has been out and about documenting the River Holme in November. This month there’s some stunning autumnal coverage and, at last, Sue has captured – not one – but two… continue reading

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River Holme: reflecting our history and providing for our future

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of rivers. They’re a source of life: providing a breeding ground for invertebrates, food and shelter for fish, birds and small mammals, and nourishment for trees and plants. Rivers… continue reading