We're sorry and disappointed to announce that Stamford RiverCare has been wound up. We've lost a number of dedicated volunteers in the last year, and are no longer able to call on enough people to do our environmental tasks safely. If you're interested in restarting the group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Or check out the RiverCare website for details of other RiverCare groups in the Area. We'll keep these pages online for reference.
We had a very successful evening balsam bashing and litter picking on 10th August.
We started at the Roman Ford, heading a little downstream, and then upstream, and pulled out a lot of Himalayan Balsam. We also collected a lbin bag of rubbish from the Meadows and the river..
Our next bash is on Wednesday 17th August - details on the Tasks page
Bashing on 17th August CANCELLED due to lack of volunteers.
River Trout Habitat Improvement Demonstration27th February 2016, 10am – 3pm, River Welland, Stamford
The Wild Trout Trust, in partnership with the Environment Agency, is holding a demonstration of practical habitat improvement techniques for river trout fisheries on Saturday 27th February on the River Welland, Stamford. The day will be led by Wild Trout Trust Conservation Officer, Tim Jacklin, and there will be an opportunity to get hands-on experience and learn techniques that can be applied on your own fisheries.
If you will be attending, please contact James Askham, Environment Agency, email email@example.com or telephone 07557 633789.
The meeting place is the store front entrance at Morrisons supermarket, Uffington Road, Stamford PE9 2FT. You can leave your car in the free supermarket car park (no restrictions apply) and then we will walk as a group to the river (5 min walk from the supermarket).
Things to bring: appropriate clothing, wellies and packed lunch. If you would like to join in the practical work on the day please bring waders and work gloves. A limited number of spare waders will be available on the day.
Please pass this on to anybody you think may be interested in attending.
For further information on the wider project work please go to the following link http://www.wildtrout.org/news/welland-sea-trout-project-update.
To mark World Rivers Day, we'll be doing a litter pick and general tidy-up on the Meadows and the river.
Meet at the gate on the footpath between Town Meadow and Freemen's Meadow (next to the river) at 10am on Saturday 27th September.
We'll provide gloves, litter pickers and bags.
Hope to see you there!
The last Sunday in September is World Rivers Day. We'll be pushing the boat out, well, the canoe, to do some water-based and land-based litter picking along the Welland through Stamford. Meet at the Millstream Bridge on Waterfurlong at 10:30am.
Heavy rain in December again pushed up the levels of the Welland.
After heavy rain on ground saturated by the wet summer, the Welland rose rapidly and flooded across the meadows, following old channels to reconnect to the lower Mill Stream. By the time these photos were taken in the afternoon, the peak flow had already passed through - the over-drained, over-deepened nature of the Welland means it rises and falls very quickly ("flashy", in catchment management parlance!)
One of our canoes resembles a balsam barge as we haul cleared balsam from the Albert Bridge up to the Roman Ford, where it's harmlessly spread on the meadows to rot down.
Stamford RiverCare waded into the Millstream to remove a fallen tree.
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