Todmorden NFM Open Evening

As we are all too aware, the risk of flooding with its devastating effects on our lives and livelihoods is an ever-present threat. Every heavy rainfall event puts us on alert. We don’t have to be passive victims. This evening is about land-based interventions from tree and hedge planting to temporary ponds and leaky dams… Continue reading Todmorden NFM Open Evening

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New Bursary to help students study Natural Flood Management named for our Dongria

 New bursary announced to help students researching natural flood management The money will support two students from the University of Leeds. A new annual bursary has been set up to support Master’s students investigating natural flood management. The bursary is named in recognition of the pioniering work of our own, Dongria Khond. It will be… Continue reading New Bursary to help students study Natural Flood Management named for our Dongria

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Slowing the Flow Tour at Upper Strines Farm, Colden Clough.

Mike Potter from Pickering Civic Society, Nick Odini, a scientist from Durham University and Local landscape engineer Stuart Bradshaw joined us in March for a tour of potential “slowing the flow” sites. Here we are at Higher Strines Farm, where landowner Matt Taylor showed us the work he has been doing on his land which… Continue reading Slowing the Flow Tour at Upper Strines Farm, Colden Clough.

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Burning on the Walshaw Estate at the head of Hebden Water increases river flows in Hebden Bridge.

Hebden Bridge is prone to flooding. There’s no denying it, but there are things we can do to minimise the risk. For some time now it has been thought that the burning of heather for grouse shooting purposes has been contributing to the flooding risk, and there has been campaigning going on locally to try… Continue reading Burning on the Walshaw Estate at the head of Hebden Water increases river flows in Hebden Bridge.

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The Scientists Views on Peat Bog Restoration

One of the main activities Treesponsibility undertakes is the planting of trees on our vulnerable valley sides, thus reducing the impact of flooding during these periods of ever increasing frequency and intensity of rainfall. For a start, the trees actually capture quite a lot of water on their leaves and branches. This slows the rate… Continue reading The Scientists Views on Peat Bog Restoration

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