Iain Carruthers-Jones is back on the case reporting his experiences as a Bury Water Meadows Group volunteer. See previous Chronicles here. This seems a good time to restart the Chronicle. It’s one of the very hottest days of the year (07/08/20) and the Water Meadows has lots of plants growing as high as head height, …
This lovely film from Hertfordshire explains the difference between chalk streams like the Lark and Linnet, and clay rivers, and gives an insight into why they are so special.
Working in co-ordination with our sister organisation the River Lark Catchment Partnership, BWMG volunteers are making a major contribution to controlling Himalayan Balsam. Building on its previous years efforts BWMG has this year surveyed 7km of the Lark & Linnet rivers in Bury St Edmunds and has so far clocked up some 75 volunteer hours …
Help us preserve our rivers and water meadows
Bury Water Meadows Group is funded through donations, membership and fund raising activities. We exist through the generosity of our members, supporting our activities and giving their time.
If you would like to help support our mission to preserve Bury’s rivers and water meadows- please join us!
Membership is only £5.00 per year and this allows you to join work parties, to access to our meetings and interesting talks and to get updates on our progress.
Please complete our application form if you would like to join us – we truly appreciate your support!
By taking part in our volunteer groups, you can make a real difference to river restoration and habitat conservation in the water meadows. Our groups include:
Litter Picking Main litter picks take place twice a year with additional in-channel picks depending on river conditions.
Wildflower Planting BWMG has received a grant from Anglian Water to support planting of wildflowers and plants on Bury’s water meadows
River Restoration BWMG is working with the River Lark Catchment Partnership on river restoration work on the Bury section of the Lark
Biodiversity Surveying A small-scale activity is underway to survey our river and water meadows on a regular basis.
If you are interested in any of these activities and not yet on the relevant volunteer list, please get in touch.
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