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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...

AVON ESTUARY-CROWDED WATERS

At an extraordinary meeting of the Avon Estuary Forum on 16th Feb 2021, the issue of the explosion in the popularity of walking along the estuary bed, of outdoor swimming and in the use of SUPs, canoes and kayaks was addressed. It was agreed:- 1. the buoys and...

CROWDED WATERS

The Avon (Aune) Estuary is a priceless environmental asset. It is a County Wildlife Site and Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) with its shallow waters, extensive mudflats, and saltmarshes.  All of these features are of exceptional ecological value to important...

Stolen Rib Boat – Tidal Road

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information in connection with a report of theft of a boat from the area of Tidal Road, Aveton Giffon, Kingsbridge. This took place sometime between Sunday 14 and Monday 15 June 2020. A Honway T40 4 meter rib boat was...

SPRING NOTES

SPRING NOTES - AUNE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION Life in the Devon Avon continues much as normal although recreational activity in the estuary has been severely curtailed during 'Lockdown'.   Unfortunately, our social gathering in the form of the Tidal Road clean-up...

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