Archive for the ‘FORTHCOMING EVENTS’ Category

NEW YEAR’S DAY RIVER CLEAN – 2015

Weather permitting, we shall be cleaning up along the Tidal Road on New Year’s Day from 1130 onwards; an excellent opportunity to cleanse the mind and spirit, if not the body!   Please pay attention to the safety guidelines  at   http://auneconservation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ACA-BEACH-CLEANS3.pdf

No doubt some of us will gravitate towards the Fisherman’s Rest afterwards.

NB High water will be around 2.30pm so keep an eye on the rising tide to avoid strandings!

Wishing you a happy New Year .

AVON DAM – PICNIC & WALK

On Friday September 12th 2014 at 11.00am , we shall taking a leisurely  walk from the Shipley Bridge car park to the Avon Dam for a picnic.   All are welcome to join us but this will be a weather-dependent event!  Please bring your own lunch and appropriate clothing.

BEACHWATCH ‘BIG WEEKEND’ 2014 – Sunday 21st September 1100am

Weather permitting, we shall be picking up and recording any rubbish found on Cockleridge as part of the Beachwatch Big Weekend, in collaboration with the Marine Conservation Society on Sunday 21st Sept 11.00am – noon (LW~11.00am)

Everybody is invited to come along and help.  Wear gloves, boots and suitable clothing, please.

As a condition of participation, all volunteers are expected to adhere strictly to commonsense  Safety Guidelines at all times and to follow the advice of the Organiser on the day as conditions may vary.   The guidelines can be scrutinised by clicking here – ACA BEACH CLEANS3

Bluebell walk to Stiddicombe Wood

We shall be meeting as below in Stiddicombe Wood.  I suggest that people meet either at the Aveton Gifford (Timbers) car park at 1400, cross over the bridge and take the footpath through South Efford and  across Stiddecombe Creek OR meet at 1430 in the Evans Estate car park and walk up river from Bantham.  The bluebells and wild garlic flowers should be spectacular!

Wednesday 7th May 1500 – meet at John Crawford’s memorial bench near the downstream edge of Stiddicombe Wood for a picnic tea when we hope to also enjoy the floral beauty of this idyllic spot – bring your own picnic! N.B.  You can find guides about the wood and its ecology under the ECOLOGY/STIDDICOMBE WOOD tabs and the AONB team have done a brilliant job in putting together a guide for the Avon Estuary Walk which includes Stiddicombe Wood .

Annual General Meeting 2014

The AGM of the ACA will be held at 7.00pm on Thursday 22nd May 2014 in the Fisherman’s Rest, Aveton Gifford.    The AGM will be followed by a talk by Maya Plass of ‘Learn to Sea’ and author of the ‘RSPB Handbook of the Seashore’ describing the exploration of South Efford marsh by the children of Aveton Gifford Primary School.  The evening will be capped off with a light buffet for which there will be no charge.