Category: Special interest

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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

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2020 Holme River Calendar

We’ve some amazing volunteer photographers, including Michael Forster-Jones, Andrew Whittaker, Sue Harrison and more. Now we’ve collated their amazing photos of the River Holme and its catchment in our 2020 calendar. Order your copy today… continue reading

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A year in the life of the River Holme: August

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. In August the birds are out… 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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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