Managing woody debris in rivers

BART regularly receive emails from local community groups who are doing fantastic work around their stretch of river but are unsure of how to deal with woody debris within the channel. Many people are prone to remove it in order to ‘tidy’ rivers, however woody debris is a vital component of our watercourses and its…

Eel in the Classroom 2017

Following the huge success of our first Eel in the Classroom project last year, BART have embarked on the even greater challenge of delivering the project in 6 different schools across Bristol, Wiltshire, and Somerset. After being caught by elver fisherman, the elvers (young eels) were donated to UK Glass Eels in Gloucester. From there…

Midsomer Norton disussion evening

We had a successful evening in Midsomer Norton  with the Town Council and local community discussing our new Our Wonderful Wellow project. The event in Midsomer Norton Town Hall was arranged to give the community a chance to learn about BART’s plans for conservation work  along the Wellow Brook walk, which will involve planting wildflowers,…