Willow bed walk

Don Gaskins, who looks after the willow bed at the top of Duke’s Mill Creek, will be leading a walk around the willows from 2.30pm on Wednesday 16th May.  All ACA members are invited to attend but parking is severely limited.  Please let Stuart Watts know in advance if you plan to come along; by email at sdmw2@btopenworld.com or tel: 01548 810373

 

AVON ESTUARY FORUM – Tuesday, 15th May 2018

The next Forum’s Agenda may be found here -  150518 AEF invite and draft agenda

The notes from the last Forum in October 2017 are available here -  AEF notes 17th October’17

A presentation at the last Forum on the Grey Long-eared bat is available here -  AEF notes 17-10-17 – Grey long-eared bat talk

A presentation at the last Forum on the Pacific Oyster is available here – AEF notes 17-10-17 – Pacific oyster talk

Estuary and Bantham beach events

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
I have received the following notice from the Outdoor swimming Society:-
We wanted to once again notify you of the Swoosh swimming event that will be taking place on the morning of Saturday 14th July 2018. Swimmers will be entering the water from 7.40am at Aveton Gifford and the last swimmers will be exiting the water at 10.15am at Bantham Beach. We are once again working very closely with Aveton Gifford Parish Council and the Bantham Estate on the event. We’ll be having another 6 swimmers fundraising again this year for the Aveton Gifford Community Swimming Pool.  BOAT USERS BE PARTICULARLY AWARE OF SWIMMERS, PLEASE!
Separately, The Tribal Clash on Bantham beach will take place on the w/e of 7th/8th July 2018.  Disruption of Bigbury traffic is unlikely but there will be lots going in Bantham!  The estuary should not be affected.

TIDAL ROAD CLEAN UP – 2.00pm, Sunday 4th March 2018

For various reasons it’s been some time since our last clean up around the Tidal Road but I am currently planning another for Sunday 4th March at 2.00pm to coincide with Low Water.  I hope you will be able to come along and join in.  Please tell your friends or, better still, bring them along.
We usually have one group starting from Timbers car park  at AG to work downstream towards the stakes at Milburn Orchard and another starting from the Milburn Orchard car park to work towards the sea.
Giving credit where it is due, it is worth noting that these days most of the foreshore rubbish on land owned by the Bantham Estate is cleaned up by estate staff on a regular basis but, inevitably, a lot of other rubbish either gets carried further up the estuary on high tides or is dumped upstream in the first place.
I’ll be issuing further details nearer the time but please mark this date in your diary.

SPOONBILL SEEN ON AVON ESTUARY

See link:-

http://www.bigburycommunity.co.uk/spoonbill-on-the-avon-estuary/