Falling in love on the River Kit
The River Kit in East Devon flows to the east down from the Blackdown Hills into the River Axe - just as the River Culm flows to the west down from the
A wrap-up of our nature-based solutions demonstration projects
Over the last 3 years the CtC team have been working with landowners to design and deliver a range of ‘nature-based solutions’ (NBS) on land within the Culm catchment. A number
Forum#5 – Rob Hopkins, a World Premiere and more!
We had a wonderful time at our fifth bi-annual Forum in mid-November 2022. Held at Cullompton Community Centre, we welcomed over 60 guests to enjoy an evening of talks, film, discussion
Catching up with Catchment Connections
The Catchment Connections team has been out across the Culm this summer running and attending community events and we finally caught up with them to find out what's been going on!
Designing Nature-Based Solutions Together
A major part of the Connecting the Culm project is our focus on co-designing and co-creating nature-based solutions (NBS) and the Blueprint with stakeholders and communities across the Culm catchment. Due to
The Culm attracts international attention!
Late in September this year the Connecting the Culm project hosted a knowledge-sharing visit from our partners in the Interreg 2 Seas funded Co-Adapt programme. The CtC team coordinated the 2-day
Stories Along the Culm – A River Pilgrimage
From 9th to 12th September 2022 CtC storyteller Clare Viner embarked on a storytelling pilgrimage along the River Culm, this is her blog from along the way...... In 2023 we aim
Culm CSI celebrates with 6 water quality Scorecards for 2021!
Over the course of the CtC project, we have had an amazing response from budding scientists across the catchment who have been eager to get hands-on with the river. The Westcountry
Volunteering Season has Begun!
As spring transitioned into summer the time came for our volunteering groups to rear into action. In the last few months, the air and waters have warmed up allowing invertebrates to spring
Connecting with River Communities
We have been back enjoying face to face events out and about in the Culm catchment. Here is a roundup of what has been going on during the first half of
Green Finance for the River Culm
We've had exciting news that Connecting the Culm has just been awarded an £73,000 grant by DEFRA’s Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund (NEIRF) to help us attract private green finance for
The Future for Water Quality on the Culm
Our latest Catchment Adaptation Workshop focused on the topic of Water Quality and featured a fascinating panel of speakers: Mark Worsfold, South West Water, Director of Asset Management. Mark is in
Team Changes at Connecting the Culm
There have been several changes in our team here at CtC in the last months, and although the work goes on unchanged we’d like to let you know about those who
A new Culm Catchment Officer joins the team!
We’re delighted to welcome Lucy Jefferson into the team in the new role of Culm Catchment Officer. The funding for this post comes from a Devon-wide project being coordinated by Devon
Stories of the Culm
After a summer telling stories at various events, storyteller Clare Viner went online to bring the stories into lounges across the Culm catchment. On 9th Dec 2021 a cosy audience of
2021 – a bumper year for Connecting the Culm!
What a year 2021 has been! A complete rollercoaster ride again thanks to COVID! With one main difference - we were able to get out and about again and do in
Week Seven – Stories Abound
I’m getting ready for two Storytelling events that are coming up. One online on 9th December and one live at the Stoke Cannon Inn on 17th January 2022. Both of these
Connecting the Culm on BBC Radio Somerset
#ConnectingTheCulm Project Manager Steven Johnson spoke to BBC Radio Somerset about the project - you can listen to Steven's interview with Charlie Taylor in 3 parts here on this
Co-created Blueprint Vision & Action Plan launched at November Forum #3
On 17th November 2021 the latest open Forum took place with over 50 people in attendance. The CtC team reflected back on recent work and opened up the floor for people to
Killerton NT River Culm Restoration progress celebrated
The vision and progress being made at the National Trust’s Killerton Estate through the River Restoration Project was celebrated at an event on 3rd November and you can learn more about