All meetings take place at the Quaker/Friends Meeting House, St John’s Street,Bury St Edmunds: Tuesday 7pm 7th March 2017 Glenda Cole has proved herself an expert photographer of the Rivers Lark and Linnet and its wildlife and she regularly posts her pictures on Facebook and Instagram. She will present a collection of photos taken on… Continue reading 2017 Speaker Meetings
Why are wetlands important to our ecosystem? A wetland can be areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres. Wetlands play a… Continue reading Importance of UK Wetlands
What is a water meadow? The Rivers Trust explains it well…. http://www.theriverstrust.org/newsletter/winter_06/issue_10/newsletter.html Water meadows are quite distinct from other forms of wet grassland. Engineered topography, weirs, channels, sluices and sloping ‘panes’ of grass enabled a management regime that maximised productivity. The operation of water meadows required considerable skill from the ‘drowners’ who used to tend… Continue reading Why Water Meadows Are Important
Why are Chalk Streams Important? Did you know that the River Lark and the River Linnet are chalk streams under threat unless we make sure they are protected? Chalk streams provide water to households and industry by way of an aquifier – an underground source of water. However, unless we take care of them this… Continue reading Protecting Britain’s Chalk Streams
Walking is Great Exercise! As the weather improves many of us feel more inclined to get out into the fresh air- walking is so much better without six layers of clothes! You may have made a New year’s resolution to get more exercise then lost enthusiasm when January and February winds and rain made staying… Continue reading Walking is Good for You!
Local Plan Success! There is now a new Local Plan for Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding St Edmundsbury area intended to run from 2014-2031. Following the Public Examination earlier this year where the Bury Water Meadows Group and local residents persuaded the Planning Inspector to not proceed with development of Leg of Mutton, the… Continue reading Final Local Plan for Bury ensures that any change to Leg of Mutton is for informal recreation only!
MEMBERSHIP Membership for 2015 is now available at £5 per person. We also offer a family membership for everyone at the same address of £10. We want to build a strong group with a target of 150-200 members, so please do join! Please print this form and send both cheque (made out to the Bury… Continue reading Join Bury Water Meadows Group