The ACA Forum

Conserving the Devonshire Avon from source to sea

Stuart Watts

AVON WATER AT A CRITICAL LEVEL

As a ‘spate’ river, the levels of water in the Avon can rise and fall dramatically in response to rainfall; an effect made even more acute by the construction of the Avon Dam in the early 1950s, which effectively shut off much of the water and gravel flow arising from...

Marine Conservation Zone moorings

A recent application by the Bantham Estate to the Marine Management Organisation to lay and maintain moorings in the Avon Estuary has drawn unusual critical attention to a process that has gone on without comment for generations with no obvious damage to the...

OUR PLEA FOR 2022!

As we enter a new year, the ACA committee has been reflecting on our current situation, membership and activities. Our members are an assortment of some 140 well informed, like-minded people from around the South Hams with a love of the Avon and its estuary....

REPORTING OF SUSPICIOUS FISHING ACTIVITY IN ESTUARY

There has been some suspicious recent activity in the estuary involving a boats/s known to both the Marine Management Organisation and Devon & Severn Inshore Fishing Conservation Association.  These boats sometimes offload their catch in Timbers car park at Aveton...

SAFETY TIPS FOR RECREATIONAL USE OF THE AVON ESTUARY

The Aune Conservation Association has responded to safety concerns around increased recreational use of the Avon estuary by visitors and local people during the COVID pandemic.   These concerns were expressed and discussed at the last two Avon Estuary Forum online...

‘BEACH CLEAN’ OF THE TIDAL ROAD

Our clean up of the Tidal Road on 16th May in collaboration with SAS went ahead despite the unpredictable weather.  Many thanks to the 20 plus people who turned out and were able to enjoy the first opportunity for over a year to engage with people outside their COVID...

Marine Crime

Between 15th April 2021 and 21st April 2021 at least two Outboard engines were stolen from the racks behind the Boat House at Salcombe Boat House, Salcombe Yacht Club Salcombe.  Please ensure that all engines are locked, marked and you have the seriel numbers, if...

TIDAL ROAD CLEAN UP – 3.00-4.00pm on 16th MAY 2021

At last we’re able to get outside in a socially distanced way to resume life from where it was suspended over a year ago! We plan to celebrate by joining a Surfers Against Sewage ‘Million Mile Clean’ initiative to clean up around the Tidal Road. I’ve signed up for...

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