Last but not least, there was a lot of activity going on in and around the Culm river and tributaries channels themselves this year. Ramping up the nature-based solutions work that was paused in 2020 due to COVID, meant that Dan Halford was kept super busy co-designing all sorts of interventions with farmers and landowners and sharing knowledge across the catchment, which even included sniffing soils! One landowner commented:
“When I first moved here I thought we should open up the riverbanks and clear the river out. Now I’ve learned about the river and its environment, and see things completely differently……from keeping a percentage of scrub to not letting cattle ruin the banks – I think it’s a great project.”
For water quality, a fantastic piece of kit was deployed into the main Culm channel to provide ‘real-time’ data on the health of the river. The ‘Culm sonde‘ is being kept a close eye on and in 2022 there are some exciting other plans for water quality monitoring on the Culm. Alongside this there are lots of other exciting plans for 2022 – watch this space and if you want to join in the action sign up for our newsletter below or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all those who’ve made the project a massive success in 2021 – Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and enjoy the festive break!