Our Wonderful Wellow Meeting

We pleased to be teaming up with Midsomer Norton Town Council on a project to improve the Wellow Brook.  This local initative aims to enchance the community conservation space along the Wellow Brook Walk, which will involve planting areas of wildflowers, constructing flow deflecting structures in the river to improve brown trout habitat and running…

River survey day with students from the University of the West of England

BART spent a day out on the Bristol Frome teaching UWE students a variety of different river habitat surveys. The students learnt new skills in land use mapping, identifying invertebrates and macrophytes and chemical water quality monitoring. The students were keen to get in the riverand see what invertebrates they could find, and weren’t dissapointed…

Cleveland Lido fish rescue

Last week BART worked with Westcountry Rivers Trust to conduct a fish rescue on Cleveland Lido in Bath. The lido, which is the oldest of its kind in the UK, is being restored following its closure in 1984. More information on the lido can be found here: https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/uk%E2%80%99s-oldest-public-open-air-pools-reopen-thanks-heritage Around 600 fish were removed by electrofishing and taken to a new donor…