Archive for January, 2010

Integrating land and sea: ACA awards £800 education grant

The Aune Conservation Association (ACA) is very pleased to announce the granting of one of its John Crawford Environmental Awards to Maya Plass of ‘Learn to Sea’ for the delivery of a series of workshops in which Aveton Gifford primary school children will explore the Avon (from source to sea).  It is hoped to run the programme after school later this year, with the possibility of subsequent extension.

Maya’s aims fit very closely with the ACA’s charitable objective of advancing the education of the public in the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the river Avon in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  More specifically, the ACA hopes the programme will encourage, in the next generation, the passion and commitment to conserve our Avon. 

The workshops will start with the question “Where does the land end and the sea begin?”   Through various field trips and activities it is hoped the children will learn that there is no clear separation.  At the very least, they will gain a greater understanding of the local river and it’s relevance to their every day lives.


An update on the current situation regarding sewage discharges into the Avon is provided by clicking on this link –AVON SEWAGE ALERTS – AN UPDATE 

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Cockleridge beach clean-ups, 2010

Our quarterly  ‘Adoptabeach’ clean-ups of Cockleridge, conducted in association with the Marine Conservation Society and organised by Maya Plass of the ACA and ‘Learn to Sea’ will continue in 2010.  

The first two events will be at 1200 on Sunday 7th February and at 1100 on Sunday 23rd May, respectively.  Further details will be provided nearer the time but please mark the dates in your diaries to avoid missing out on these enjoyable and environmentally beneficial outings.  You can bring your friends and have a picnic  or BBQ afterwards with other helpers.