ARCHIVED NEWS

 26 July 2014

Trust looks forward to working with Coed Cymru on Conwy valley project

The Welsh Government has announced that it is awarding up to £685,500 to a project that will see Coed Cymru working with River Trusts and local landowners to improve river catchments, increase biodiversity and help reduce the risk of flooding in four of the seven Nature Action Zones identified by WG earlier this year.  The seven Nature Action Zones were selected because of the challenges and opportunities they present for enhancing biodiversity.

 

One of the seven Nature Action Zones is the Conwy valley and the Clwyd, Conwy & Gwynedd Rivers Trust is now looking forward to working with Coed Cymru, farmers and other land managers that will be involved in this project.  The aim of the project is to help river catchments to increase biodiversity, reduce flooding, deliver benefits to local communities and engage local people in work to protect and improve the quality of their environment.   The project will include new tree planting, improved soil and water management and carbon capture as part of work to help tackle climate change.

 

This and the projects in the other Nature Action Zones are being funded by the Welsh Government’s £6m Nature Fund which supports practical action to improve Wales’ environment.

 

2 January 2014

Afon Rhos Improvement Project

A recently completed project to improve a 150 yard length of the Afon Rhos in Gwynedd has opened up more than a mile of productive spawning ground for native brown trout and sewin which was previously difficult for fish to access.  To read the full report and see photographs of the project, visit the ‘Projects’ page and click on ‘Completed Projects’.   

16 December 2013

 

Trust opposes unrestricted access proposals

 

The Trust has registered its support for the campaign being mounted by Sustainable Access Campaign Cymru to try to prevent the Welsh Government introducing legislation that could result in uncontrolled access to Wales’ inland waterways by canoeists and wild swimmers etc, which the Trust believes would be detrimental to wildlife and the environment if introduced.

 

If you or any organisation you are a member of would like to register your support for this camaign or would like to know more about it and about SACC, visit the organisation’s website at www.accesscymru.org   

4 December 2013

Trust hands over responsibility for ongoing stream maintenance project

Following the Trust’s extensive habitat improvement work carried out over approximately a two mile stretch of the Dwr Ial, a small tributary of the River Clwyd, which included fencing, gated cattle crossings and some tree removal, the Campaign for the Protection of Welsh Fisheries has agreed to carry out future maintenance of the project.  This will ensure the stream remains open to natural light that will enable in-river invertebrate life to become re-established in the water to provide food for young and developing fish.  Further information can be found in the Current Projects section of this website.

Afon Crychddwr near Llanllyfni

 ‘A joint project between the Trust and Afonydd Cymru to remove a major obstacle on the Afon Crychddwr near Llanllyfni in Gwynedd and replace it with a rock ramp natural fishway to make access to the upper reaches of the river by migratory fish and native brown trout has just been completed. To read the full report and see photographs of the project, visit the ‘Projects’ page and click on ‘Completed Projects’.   

 

19 November 2013

Annual Report

29th May 2013

If you click on the link below you will be able to read the Trust’s Annual Report

March 2013.

Expansion into Gwynedd

At its March 2013 meeting, members approved the Trust’s proposal to expand its activities into Gwynedd at the invitation of three of the region’s angling clubs:  Glaslyn Angling Association; Ogwen Valley Angling Association; and the Seoint, Gwyrfai & Llyfni Anglers’ Society.  To reflect this expansion, the Trust  has changed its title to the Clwyd, Conwy and Gwynedd Rivers Trust.  The name change has been approved by the Charity Commission and the Trust’s Articles of Association haver been amended accordingly.

 ‘A joint project between the Trust and Afonydd Cymru to remove a major obstacle on the Afon Crychddwr near Llanllyfni in Gwynedd and replace it with a rock ramp natural fish pass to make access to the upper reaches of the river by migratory fish and native brown trout has just been completed. To read the full report and see photographs of the project, visit the ‘Projects’ page and click on ‘Completed Projects’.

March 2013.

Public relations

In March the Trust 2013 appointed Medwyn Roberts MCIPR as its Public Relations Officer.  Medwyn is a Welsh speaker and currently runs his own long established business providing PR and marketing support to a wide variety of clients.

Autumn 2012.

Afon Gallen

In late 2012, Trust members completed work to eliminate an obstacle on the Afon Gallen in the Llangernyw area opening up an additional  15km of spawning area on the river to trout and migratory fish.  The Afon Gallen is a tributary of the Afon Elwy.

                              

December  2012.

Invasive Weed Control Programme

Member, Allan Cuthbert, has been appointed co-ordinator of the Trust’s invasive weed control programme for the Clwyd catchment area.