BRADFORD BECK CATCHMENT PLAN Agreement Event 21.11.12

BRADFORD BECK CATCHMENT PLAN

Agreement Event 21.11.12

Saltaire Methodist Church,
Saltaire Road,
Shipley,
West Yorkshire
BD18 3HJ

  • Session 1 – 15:00 – 17:30
  • Session 2 – 19:00 – 20:30

The project is to hold its scheduled ‘agreement’ event on Wednesday 21st November at the Saltaire Methodist Church over two sessions. The event will examine issues that have become evident through the numerous consultations and events we have held over the year about the beck and its management into the future. Both of these sessions will look at the picture of the beck that has been gathered thus far through water quality and ecological assessments, the 6 visions for the beck, as well as a summary of potential future projects to take the project forward. All are welcome!
The first session from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm is for the institutional stakeholders and associated professionals and the second from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm is for the wider public. The reasons we are doing these across two sessions is to cater for the numbers of attendees, and that the focus of each session is slightly different. The Church is 8-10 minutes walk from Saltaire Train Station and there is a carpark nearby on the corner of Caroline Street and Victoria Road.

If you would like to book a place please email me, and feel free to distribute this further to colleagues and/or friends who might be interested in attending.

With kind regards,

Michael Canning (M.Sc, IEEM, SER)
Ecologist

Bradford Beck Project Officer
Aire Rivers Trust

michael.canning@aireriverstrust.org

http://bradfordbeck.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Bradford-Beck/

Aire Rivers Trust, a company limited by guarantee, company number 07464227.
Registered as a charity – registration number 1145609.

Invasive species research – your help needed (2)!

Dear readers,

From: Nigel Taylor

Message: Dear Sir/Madam,

I am a new PhD student at the University of Leeds, investigating the
impacts of and interactions between invasive species. I am focusing on the
signal crayfish and Chinese mitten crab.

It seems as if the River Aire could provide some interesting field sites
where these two invaders may meet, with crayfish moving downstream and
mitten crabs moving up. Unfortunately, published data on the invaders’
distributions is scant.

I was wondering if you could provide any information on these two species
in the Aire. Any anecdotal sightings (from informal surveys, residents near
the river, angling clubs etc.) would be very useful. If you have no
information at present, do you have a mailing list or way of circulating my
request so I can be informed if any river users see these species?

Many thanks in advance for your assistance.

Regards,
Nigel Taylor

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Nigel Taylor
Postgraduate Research Student
Manton Building 8.17
University of Leeds
Clarendon Way LS2 9JT

E-mail: bsngt@leeds.ac.uk
Mobile: + 44 7837 454 076