Water surveys have shown that Keswick Beck, running through East Keswick, is heavily polluted and so the village’s Wildlife Trust has been working with children from Bardsey Primary School to spread the word about the Environment Agency’s Yellow Fish Campaign.
GROUSE shooting estates in three Yorkshire dales will be the next to sign up to long-term agreements with conservation groups aimed at driving a wholesale restoration of the region’s upland peat resources.
Smaller Yorkshire farms ‘in danger of vanishing by 2050’
YORKSHIRE IS rapidly losing its network of smaller farms – with plots of fewer than 50 hectares on course to disappear almost entirely from the countryside by the middle of the century, according to a new report.
Farms must get long term support funding or face decade of ‘damaging uncertainty’
A full decade of “damaging uncertainty” is in store for the countryside unless the Government acts on public will and urgently supports farming and wildlife in the wake of Brexit, ministers have today been warned.
Rooting for Harrogate: Champion of champions judges visit town
Two Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom judges were in Harrogate yesterday (August 1) to pass their verdict on this year’sefforts by Harrogate in Bloom, Harrogate Borough Council and all Team Harrogate’s associated community groups as the town bids to become Champion of Champions.
It is believed to be the most intensively persecuted bird of prey in the UK, leaving it on the brink of extinction as a breeding species in England, and so a first attempt by hen harriers to nest in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has been hailed as a positive sign.