I thought you might find this of interest. If you have not been to the reserve I can thouroughly reccomend it for a weekend stroll around the reserve and along the banks of the river, finishing off with a nice cuppa in the reserve office.
Rodley Nature Reserve Press Article
Rodley Nature reserve is on the site of a small former waste water processing plant (sewage works) – today only a pumping station remains active ((water formerly arriving there is now pumped to a larger plant)) the remainder of the site is the nature reserve.
More information on their website
You may be interested in this BTCV ((originally British Trust for Conservation Volunteers)) event at the Skelton Grange Environment
Centre – on our east Leeds water corridor
The annual Skelton Grange Environment Centre Open Day is taking place on 10th September 2011 11am-4pm.
There will be loads going on at our beautiful nature reserve in south Leeds, with green woodworking crafts, charcoal burning, nature trails, storytelling, music, circus skills, pizzas from our wood fired cob oven, a superb cafe with all sorts of cakes and other goodies – and much more!
There is a leaflet attached to this email, and more details including information of how to find us at http://www.skeltongrange.org.uk/friends/open_day.html
original information from
Aire Action Leeds Project Officer
Fearns Wharf, Neptune Street, Leeds, LS9 8PB
T 0113 281 6804 M 07917 780 151
www.britishwaterways.co.uk | www.environment-agency.co.uk
www.leeds.gov.uk | www.yorkshirewater.co.uk
Combined Sewer Overflow
This is an example of a Combined Sewer Overflow incident on Monday 18th July 19:28, this is not a major pollution incident but when they occur they should be reported to the local water company, in this case it was reported. Persistent and repeated incidents at a CSO are indications that the capacity of the waste water and drains runoff system may be insufficient, and these would be a pollution problem. It occurred after heavy rain
Image ©Newsquest Bradford Telegraph & Argus ((clickable to their report)).
Here in the link below is a powerpoint presentation in Powerpoint 97-2004 format ((not the latest MS Office 2010 version – Powerpoint 97 is 2 versions older)) which should be playable using the Powerpoint player downloadable from Microsoft, if you don’t have MS-Office.
River Aire clean up Shipley/Baildon area – June/July 2011.
The presentation was prepared by Bradford Council covering cleanup work done in conjunction with the Environment Agency, West Yorkshire Probation Trust/(Community Payback, Justice Seen|Justice Done), Network Rail upgrading the fencing and InCommunities, with Bradford Council disposing of the debris and rubbish taken from the river.
In addition to Powerpoint It should also be playable+ ((+ no guarantees I don’t have a iPhone/iPad touch – I use a Mac, but can run Windows using Bootcamp|virtualisation)) using Keynote ((Mac App Store for Mac/iPhone/iPad+ users)), OpenOffice ((OpenOffice is free for Windows/Mac/Linux/Unix users)), LibreOffice ((LibreOffice is free for Windows/Mac/Linux/Unix users)) or NeoOffice ((NeoOffice is DonationWare for Mac users))· ((free/donation office suites for those who don’t want to/can’t run/afford MS-Office))