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Conserving the Devonshire Avon from source to sea

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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...

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...

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...

REPORT ON AVON ESTUARY FORUM

At last evening’s Avon Estuary Forum (AEF) there was a detailed discussion about the state of the Avon Estuary Patrol.   Here is my view of the situation. Historically, this service has operated on a rather haphazard and informal basis depending upon the Patrol...

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

Avon runs low

The Environment Agency has two gauging stations for monitoring water levels on the Avon, at Didworthy and Loddiswell.  Data from both indicate a severe reduction in water flow during the current very dry spell of weather, especially in the lower reaches. On Saturday...

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...

SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE CAMPAIGN

The ACA supports the SAS campaign to clean our seas and estuaries of sewage-related materials.  The following message was received from SAS on 23rd May 2016:- Today, we’re taking your support for the Sewage Free Seas campaign to Westminster with us to be presented to...

Devon Avon (Water Quality) Group

The notes from the most recent meeting of the Devon Avon (Water Quality) Group or DAG have been added to the appropriate page in the ECOLOGY section.  Amongst other things, it will be seen that SWW's programme of water releases from the Avon dam, for fisheries...

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