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Conserving the Devonshire Avon from source to sea

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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...

A report from the Avon Estuary Forum of 3rd March 2020

The Avon Estuary Forum (AEF) is a biannual meeting of all those agencies and individuals with a relevant interest although discussions often include upstream matters that might affect the estuary.   The Forum is usually held in Thurlestone Parish Hall and anybody is...

OUTDOOR SWIMMING EVENTS – AVON ESTUARY

A message from the Outdoor swimming Society:- We wanted to once again notify you of the Swoosh swimming event which will be taking place on Saturday 4 July 2020 with swimmers entering the water at Aveton Gifford from 6am and exiting at Bantham Beach by 9:15am. We are...

AVON ESTUARY WATER QUALITY

Click on the following link for an updated message about the estuary's water quality, biosecurity, etc. Water quality - November 2018e

WILD SWIMMING DANGERS

The Devon Avon is becoming increasingly popular for outdoor or 'wild' swimming but many swimmers seem oblivious to the dangers posed by their poor visibility to power boat owners, in particular.  If you are wearing a dark wet suit, you will be almost invisible to boat...

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