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Riverbuffs Meeting at Sydenham House

We have had a message from the Riverbuffs Charity regarding a new project they are undertaking at Sydenham. The message reads thus.
Through this project we aim to establish a local environmental volunteer group based at the Sydenham Estate in West Devon on the river Lyd. The group will share knowledge and receive training on surveying, monitoring and recording a variety of environmental factors associated with the site to establish a baseline of information; this would include habitat types, flora and fauna, river water quality and aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates.  
 
Informed by the data gained by the surveys, we then hope to undertake appropriate physical conservation works.  These will seek to improve the environmental condition of the area and demonstrate techniques that can be applied elsewhere where appropriate.  
 
The programme of activities will provide knowledge and skills relevant to people interested in river ecology and improving our environment.  The programme will be flexible but will include:  
 
.	Riverfly Partnership invertebrate monitoring training
.	Water Quality monitoring techniques
.	Moving water and outdoor first aid training
.	River and ecological survey techniques
.	Sustainability and environmental good practice
.	Practical habitat conservation techniques 
 
We are planning on starting the programme soon.  If you would like further information search for River Buffs on Facebook or email riverbuffs@wrt.org.uk

David Chapman
Westcountry Rivers Trust

Note that the meeting will be in the evening, but please contact Riverbuffs on the email address above or the number below to express your interest so that we can plan for numbers.
      
www.wrt.org.uk
www.westcountryangling.com

Mobile: 07854 716263
Direct Dial: 01579 372145
Westcountry Rivers Trust
Rain-Charm House
Kyl Cober Parc
Stoke Climsland
Callington, PL17 8PH
Registered Charity No.: 1135007   Company No.: 06545646

And a couple of quick reminders for this weekend


Concert at Marystowe Church - 15th October

The Lifton Singers will be in concert at Marystowe Church on Saturday, 15th October at 7pm with Mary Mazur-Park (on the organ) and the Clarinuts.
 

HARVEST FESTIVAL at Marystowe Church on Sunday, 16th October at 9.30am

A family service with Holy Communion.
Coffee will be served in the church after the service
All gifts of fresh fruit and vegetables, dried (e.g. rice or pasta) or any tinned food may be delivered to the church on Saturday 15th or taken on the day. These and money from the collection will be donated to The Shekinah Mission in Plymouth.
 
If you would like to help to with decorating the church with flowers or have any queries, please call Deborah Asbridge on 01822 860378
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