Crowdy Marsh Project Highly Commended at Cornwall Sustainability Awards

We are delighted to announce that our partnership project with the South West Water peatland restoration team, Natural England and GRT Countryside Care was Highly Commended in the ‘Best Contribution to Environmental Growth 2017’ category at this year’s Cornwall Sustainability Awards. This award provided firm recognition of our partnership’s achievement in delivering peatland restoration at…

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15th December 2017

‘Love your Lakes’ Photo Competition Winners Revealed

South West Lakes Trust and South West Water have revealed the winners of the 2017 ‘Love your Lakes’ photo competition which ran from 1 May – 30 September, receiving over 100 entries. The competition, now in its fourth year, was held to encourage people of all ages to make the most of the fantastic photo…

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29th November 2017

Wimbleball Celebrates Bronze at this Year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards

We are delighted to announce that Wimbleball Lake has received a Bronze award in the ‘Tourism Experience of the Year’ category at this year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards which took place at the Somerset County Cricket Club on Thursday 9 November. Wimbleball, along with three other finalists, were shortlisted for the ‘Tourism Experience…

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16th November 2017

A thriving habitat for wildlife at Countess Wear

Sandwiched between the River Exe to the north and the Exeter ship canal to the south and adjacent to South West Waters treatment works at Countess Wear in Exeter, lies two Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The SSSI furthest east is a publicly accessible nature reserve looked after by Devon Wildlife Trust that is…

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14th November 2017

Meet Sam LeBailly, West Devon Countryside Warden

Hi all, I just wanted to briefly introduce myself. My name is Sam LeBailly, 20 years old and I am the new West Dartmoor warden based at Burrator Reservoir. I am Devon born and bred, being brought up in the village of Stoke Gabriel (Near Totnes) and still live there now. After GCSE’s I moved…

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13th November 2017