January 2017 - winding up

posted 7 Feb 2017, 17:22 by RiverCare Stamford   [ updated 7 Feb 2017, 17:22 ]

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 Or check out the RiverCare website for details of other RiverCare groups in the Area. We'll keep these pages online for reference.

August 2016 Balsam Bashing

posted 13 Aug 2016, 07:29 by RiverCare Stamford   [ updated 16 Aug 2016, 17:55 ]

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.

4th August 2016: Balsam Bashing

posted 2 Aug 2016, 16:34 by RiverCare Stamford   [ updated 2 Aug 2016, 16:34 ]

It's time to haul some Himalayan Balsam out of the river! See the Tasks page for meet-up details.

27th February 2016 - River Habitats Demonstration Day

posted 11 Feb 2016, 16:29 by RiverCare Stamford   [ updated 11 Feb 2016, 16:34 ]

River Trout Habitat Improvement Demonstration
27th 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 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

27th September 2014 - World Rivers Day

posted 17 Sep 2014, 02:09 by RiverCare Stamford   [ updated 17 Sep 2014, 02:23 ]

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!

29th September 2013 - World Rivers Day

posted 27 Sep 2013, 13:08 by RiverCare Stamford

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.

December 2012 - high flows

posted 7 Jan 2013, 13:55 by RiverCare Stamford   [ updated 7 Jan 2013, 13:57 ]

Heavy rain in December again pushed up the levels of the Welland.

November 2012 - high flows

posted 7 Jan 2013, 13:20 by RiverCare Stamford   [ updated 7 Jan 2013, 13:24 ]

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!)

August 2012: Balsam Bashing

posted 16 Aug 2012, 16:37 by RiverCare Stamford

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.

Clearing Balsam Aug 2012

February 2012: Millstream Work

posted 29 Mar 2012, 03:57 by RiverCare Stamford   [ updated 29 Mar 2012, 03:59 ]

Stamford RiverCare waded into the Millstream to remove a fallen tree.

Millstream Clearance

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