Volunteers take green action at Roadford Lake

On Monday 15 July, South West Lakes Trust and South West Water volunteers worked together in practical conservation management at Roadford Lake, as part of the Year of Green Action. Read more

Burrator News 31 - July Monthly Newsletter

June has continued to be busy with school visits from Mount Kelly, Pomphlett Primary School, and the whole Year 9 Geography department from Ivybridge Community College. In addition, both teams of ESOL students from City College Plymouth completed their work experience programmes on Friday afternoons. Read more

Anglers play a key role in invasive species management

Have you heard of the Check, Clean, Dry campaign? Our Invasive Species Officer, Nicola Morris, is working with anglers and visitors to the lakes to encourage everyone to work together to prevent the damage caused by invasive non-native species and protect the lakes and sports we enjoy. Read more

South West Lakes Trust Launches 'Friends of South West Lakes' Scheme

We have officially launched our new Friends of South West Lakes scheme, offering a new way for supporters to get involved with our charitable work. This new approach offers a fresh perspective on being a ‘Friend’; crucially, it is more than ‘just a car parking pass’. Read more

Alien Invasion! Siblyback Strikes Back

On Wednesday 5 June (World Environment Day), a group of volunteers teamed up with South West Lakes Trust’s Invasive Species Officer, Nicola Morris, and Area Countryside Warden Nigel Tomkinson, to do battle with some uninvited lakeside aliens – Himalayan Balsam! Read more

Successful Dormouse Survey at Roadford Lake

On Sunday 19th May, a group of 10 volunteers, alongside a licenced ecologist, Aby Sampson, undertook South West Lakes Trust’s bi-annual dormouse box checks at Roadford Lake, near Launceston. South West Lakes Trust’s checks have been taking place for the past 17 years, and are carried out in line with the National Dormouse Monitoring Project which helps assess the state of the UK population. Read more

Burrator News 31 – June Monthly Newsletter

190 people attended our May Family Activity Day, themed around ‘Faeries & Piskies’, which included a fairy/pixie door trail, constructing doors out of wood, weaving or whittling wands, making biscuits over the fire, and of course, the highlight was having their photos taken in our amazing photo boards, painted by our volunteer Craig Wilson. Absolutely stunning! Read more

A taste for the outdoors at Siblyback Lake

On Sunday 26th May, over 30 people braved the weather to learn about foraging for wild foods at Siblyback Lake. Read more

A successful Invasive Species Week

Invasive Species Week 2019, between Monday 13th and Friday 17th May, is a joint initiative led by the GB Non-Native Species Secretariat. Working in partnership with South West Water, we delivered a series of events and activities at various lakes to raise awareness of the impacts of invasive species and how visitors to the lakes can help prevent their introduction and spread. Read more