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AVON PATROL SAVED FOR 2018!

Readers may be interested in an example giving some insight into our behind-the-scenes activities - all carried out by unpaid volunteers.  On the topic of the Avon Patrol, I heard just before the Avon Estuary Forum in May that this vital service was to be withdrawn,...

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...

BEACH CLEAN: Bigbury-on-Sea

If you'd like to help keep the beaches around the estuary free of  rubbish, you can come along on Saturday 30th September at 10.00am for a 1 - hour beach clean.  The event is being organised by Amanda Keetley from 'Less Plastic' in association with 'Surfers against...

AONB – BIOSECURITY IN SOUTH HAMS’ RIVER ESTUARIES

The ACA has collaborated with the AONB Estuaries Partnership in producing a new biosecurity plan, available on the link below, to help stop the spread of marine non-native species in our South Hams estuaries..  Please read it and take note. The risks of an invasive...

Upper estuary improvement by Bantham Estate

Following the purchase by the Bantham Estate of Little Marsh, on the bridge at Aveton Gifford, we are pleased to point out the significant clearance of boat 'junk' and potential pollutants of the upper estuary from around the foreshore. The ACA continues to work with...

RIVERFLY PROJECT

At the Avon Estuary Forum on 16th May 2017, John Roberts (Chair of the Devon Avon Fishing Association) presented a fascinating talk about the Riverfly Monitoring Project on the river.  Four stations are monitored : near Avonwick (Kerry Downs), Gara Bridge,  New Mill...

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