South West Lakes Trust teams up with South West Water for the Year of Green Action

2019 is the Year of Green Action, the purpose of which is to encourage and enable people from all backgrounds to get involved with learning about and improving our natural environment. Originally proposed in the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, the Year of Green Action aims to create inspiration, promote engagement and help us understand…

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28th February 2019

An interesting bird walk at College Lake

On Sunday 17 February, South West Lakes Trust and Cornwall Bird Watching Preservation Society hosted a fantastic winter bird walk at College Lake. Led by expert Dan Chaney and Senior Countryside Warden Beth Cross, a group of 18 people followed a slightly different route around the reservoir; while these walks often wind around Argal and…

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25th February 2019

Zero plastics over the counter by 2020: an update

One year on, the café at Roadford Lake is moving closer to achieving its goal of being single-use plastic free over the counter by 2020. Some quick, easy fixes have included switching to paper straws, replacing plastic water bottles with aluminium cans, and using wooden takeaway cutlery. At Christmas, plastic free crackers were enjoyed by…

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14th February 2019

Burrator News 27 – February Monthly Newsletter

1. Last sign installed The last sign was installed this month at Wimbleball. Over the last year 7 signs have been constructed by our volunteers using Burrator wood and installed at Roadford Lakeside, Roadford Watersports, Tamar, Siblyback and Stithians, with two for Wimbleball (café and activity centre). These signs reflect the beauty of wood and nature, in line with the values of the…

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11th February 2019

Bramble, Bracken and Butterflies – Working Together to Protect Hurscombe’s Fritillaries

Our reservoirs and lakes across the South West are no strangers to a wealth of rich wildlife and habitats. From lush grasslands to scrub and wet woodlands, they are home to bats, birds and bugs alike. The South West’s lakes are a hub of colour and activity throughout all the seasons and our largest lake…

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5th February 2019