Spawn to be Wild 2019

BART are delighted to announce that we have bought eels to 11 classrooms along the Bristol Avon for the fourth year running! The ‘Spawn to be Wild’ project is an innovative education project between Bristol Avon Rivers Trust, Avon Wildlife Trust & Bristol Water that seeks to engage pupils with the wildlife in their local…

Bristol Avon WaterBlitz 2018 – the results

Our Bristol Avon WaterBlitz is run annually to assess the health of the rivers and the streams within the catchment. As part of the WaterBlitz, participants test the water quality by taking samples to find out the levels of nitrate and phosphate in their chosen river or stream. This year’s Bristol Avon WaterBlitz was run between the 23rd-29th of June 2018. The…

Fish passage assessments at Radstock

Yesterday BART spent the day on the Wellow Brook assessing fish passage on three weirs in Radstock. We measured the physical characteristics of the weirs including water depths, height and length of structure and also flow velocities and inserted these into a database which calculates the passability of the structures for a number of different…