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Can you think of a snappy name for our new mascot?

Whilst treating Japanese knotweed on the River Holme last week, Simon and Ella discovered a different type of invasive species… a blow-up crocodile marooned on a rock. We decided to take it home, clean it… continue reading

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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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A fond farewell to Mike

Today, we sadly bid Professor Mike Bowman a fond farewell.  Mike was one of the founder member trustees of the charity in 2015 and he will be sorely missed! Mike’s message to everyone…”I will be… continue reading

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Enjoy a virtual wildflower walk

In July 2020, we were looking forward to a wildflower walk and walk along the beautiful meadows at Magdale, Honley, to be led by Peter and colleagues from South-West Yorkshire Botany Group.  Unfortunately, due to… continue reading

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2021 River Holme Calendar

Our 2021 calendar is now available!  Please email info@riverholmeconnections.org or call 01484 661756 to reserve one for a suggested donation of £7.  A huge thank you to Mick Forster Jones, an incredibly talented local photographer… continue reading

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“My River in the Valley” Short Story Competition

“My River in the Valley” – the short story winners. Launched in April (in partnership with Read Bookshop, Holmfirth) with the theme of “My River in the Valley”, the aim of the 500 word story… continue reading

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Himalayan balsam control

                                     Midsummers day and google photo memories reminded me that I was out Balsam bashing 3 years ago… continue reading

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A warm welcome to our three new Trustees

Please join us in warmly welcoming our three new River Holme Connections Trustees Pam, Sue & Mike. Pam King I’m originally from Sheffield and for the last 19 years have lived in Thongsbridge near the… continue reading

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Hello from Ella Scharff – RHC’s Year in Industry Student

I am working for River Holme Connections to gain experience within a successful river conservation charity, as part of my Marine Biology degree at the University of Exeter.  My degree so far has been filled… continue reading

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River Holme Catchment – Making a Difference

Between 2017 and 2020, the charity River 2015, known publicly as River Holme Connections, received funding from Cobbett Environmental Ltd through the Landfill Communities Fund. Please click here to read the full report.