Andy Parsons appointed to Cotswolds AONB board

We are delighted to announce that Andy Parsons, Chief Executive of South West Lakes Trust, has recently been appointed to the Cotswolds AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) board. Six members have recently been appointed for three year terms to the Cotswolds and Chilterns AONB Conservation Boards – the only two conservation boards in the…

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16th October 2018

Burrator News 23 – October Monthly Newsletter

Photo credit: Ken Chubb 1. Remains of Torpedo Net Discovered  On the 3rd and 4th September, Professor Bob Stone and the Human Interface Team from Birmingham University, who created the Virtual Burrator Project, were granted permission to dive two ROVs, a BlueROV2 and a Trident ‘underwater drone’ (a smaller but highly agile submersible), into the…

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5th October 2018

Butterfly and Moth Search Day at Crowdy Reservoir

During late summer and officially in September 2018, I started at South West Lakes Trust (SWLT) as the new ecologist. I started volunteering for the Trust in 2016 when I did my university placement at Burrator. In my new role, I will be involved with the ongoing Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) project and…

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2nd October 2018

Recruitment Open Day for South West Lakes Trust

On Sunday 21st October (10am – 4pm) come along to South West Lakes Trust’s Recruitment Open Day at Roadford Lake. We are looking for enthusiastic and outgoing instructors to join our growing team! This is your opportunity to deliver exciting educational activities for the 2019 season, based at one of our five Activity Centres:  Wimbleball,…

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1st October 2018

Entrance Sign Project at Burrator

Back in late 2016, Dave Curno and Mike Glinn, two volunteers, came across a large fallen oak tree. Somebody correctly anticipated that ‘this will come in handy one day’. Thus, the tops were cut for logs, and the trunk was planked up on site using a chainsaw, under Dave’s knowledgeable instruction. The planks were transported…

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28th September 2018