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Signs of Life in Holme Valley Water Vole Revival Scheme

A local student’s work is breathing new life into a charity’s landscape recovery effort. During her student placement with local charity River Holme Connections last year, Tasha Houghton undertook a project to assess the feasibility… continue reading

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Baseline Bird Surveys

You may have seen Countryfile programmes on BBC earlier this year which contained features about tree planting. These are part of a Landscape Recovery Programme of which there are 22 in the country. At River… continue reading

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Nature’s Holme Community Open Evening

The Nature’s Holme Team hosted a Community Open Evening last week to provide an opportunity for members of the public to hear about our exciting Defra funded Landscape Recovery project. It was a great opportunity… continue reading

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Woodland Creation

Mike & Cathie own an acre of land and they got in touch with River Holme Connections as they wanted to create a new native woodland. How did you hear about River Holme Connections? Through… continue reading

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Charity founder awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the environment

Lynva Russell, River Holme Connections founder and Chair of Trustees, has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the environment in the King’s first Birthday Honours. Lynva, 66, of Holmfirth, said she owes… continue reading

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Young Photographer Competition 2022

Young Photographer Competition – “My River in the Valley” Grab your camera or phone and capture the beauty of our rivers and the wildlife and human activities they support for a chance to win a cash… continue reading

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Calder, Colne and Holme Water Friendly Farming Good Practice Guide

Water Friendly Farming practices have a number of benefits for farmers as well as for the environment. By using water friendly techniques, farmers can reduce risk and maximise farm profitability. Water friendly farming practices also… continue reading

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Meet the star of The Yorkshire Vet – and our new Ambassador!

We’re delighted to announce that Shona Searson, star of Channel 5’s, The Yorkshire Vet, is our new Ambassador. Shona is committed to helping us spread the message about how important our river systems are for… continue reading

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Discovering the wildlife of the Colne and Holme

Here are some of the birds, plants, animals and insects you can see along the river.  Download a wildlife guide by clicking this link and see what you can find. Remember to share your sightings… continue reading

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Hidden Riverside Gems. A blog written by Megan.

Immerse yourself in a blog written by Megan… Hidden riverside gems Not everyone has a riverside gem. But along the River Holme, we have an abundance. With Bottoms Mill, Spa Wood and all in between… continue reading