NEWS & UPDATES

Don't forget to keep yourself up to date with YRCT's latest news and updates about our projects, events

and work!

YRCT CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION BY RHS & SOUTH WEST IN BLOOM

We are very proud to announce our Certificate of Recognition from the Royal Horticulture Society and South West in Bloom for helping our community during the pandemic. We would like to sincerely thank all of our volunteers, supporters and everyone at YRCT! 

Click HERE to view the letter.

YRCT AWARDED TROUT IN TOWN BRONZE

LEVEL CHAPTER

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Trout in the Town Bronze Level Chapter by the Wild Trout Trust!

If you are unfamiliar with the Wild Trout Trust, take a look at their website: https://www.wildtrout.org

They are a great conservation charity working across Britain and Ireland to help make a better world for our rivers, lakes and their wildlife, including our native trout

Click HERE to view the certificate.

YEOVIL POLICE STATION

 REFURBISHMENT

YRCT is discussing flooding issues with all stakeholders as part of the SuDS project, including Avon and Somerset Constabulary, to explore ways of managing this risk. The trust also investigated the recent flooding event in Horsey Lane to help inform future flood risk management actions for the area

UPDATE ON OUR DODHAM BROOK PROJECT

An update on our Dodham Brook and Ninesprings Enhancement Project!

Here are some of the brushwood bundles and coir logs we have fixed in the Dodham Brook near Goldenstones Bridge. One "berm set" was installed before the high water levels on the 19th August and was completely submerged. When we looked a couple of days later it was still secure and had done exactly what we designed it for, woo hoo! It caught sediment, created variable flow conditions and protected the bank. Fish and insects were already using the berm as shelter and a feeding source!

 

We now have three completed ready for planting/sowing and trimming the posts. The last two berm sets will be installed on Saturday up stream of the Goldenstones bridge and the enhanced bankside will be planted/sown up. Well Done Team!

WHO ARE WE?

We are YRCT: a new Rivers Community Trust situated in Yeovil specialising in the restoration, preservation and sustainability of the rivers and streams in and around Yeovil and also promote the creation and management of ponds and wetlands for people and wildlife!

FACEBOOK:

Yeovil Rivers Community Trust

EMAIL: 

Chair of YRCT: Lorne.thomson@yrct.org.uk

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