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Spooners restoration in progress in monitoring area

Press releases, presentations and any past events and communications surrounding the project are stored here.

November 2013:

Restoration happens again

Successful mire works have been completed on 275 hectares up on 'The Chains' and 92 hectares of land on Driver Farm, all land in the ownership of Exmoor National Park Authority. Working through all weather conditions the contractor GRT Countryside Care undertook the works with extreme sensitivity to this amazing landscape. Taking two diggers and a tracked dumper onto The Chains with no problems gives confidence to all that we will be able to tackle all areas of Exmoor safely.

Our latest newsletter

Once again the project and its partners have been up to an amazing array of work over the last few months, take a look pdficon.gif icon Exmoor Mires Project Newsletter 3 (1.1Mb).

August 2013:

Bogtastic Picture Review - "The Bogs were great" " Great Day"

Have a look at a review of the day in pictures. pdficon.gif icon Bogtastic 2013 Picture Review (1.3Mb)

June 2013:

Download our newsletter #2 to catch up on the latest goings-on at the Exmoor Mires Project.

pdficon.gif icon Exmoor Mires Project Newsletter 2 (1.0Mb)

May 2013:

'UPSTREAM THINKING' earns The Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management (CIWEM) WETLANDS AWARD. "Wetlands projects can deliver multiple benefits such as more diverse and populous biodiversity, increased water storage, reduced flood risk and varied recreational opportunities. The Upstream Thinking programme is an excellent example of a whole systems approach that improves water quality and then reduces water treatment costs, while delivering many other benefits. The Living Wetlands Award judging panel is delighted to give the award to this project," says award judge and CIWEM Director of Policy, Justin Taberham.

David Smith and Charles Cowap presented at the recent Agricultural Law Association Spring Conference. To view their presentations follow the link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wucukbrhnokoqvy/DfOBsG7Y8z

Practical restoration is now complete at Spooners, a 155ha site south of Simonsbath, and a 67-hectare site at Burcombe. Thank you to everybody who made it possible!

South West Water scoops award for Upstream Thinking

Rewetting the mires could alleviate drought

RSPB says Mires restoration will help against drought

South West Water scoops two national awards

Science week on Exmoor

Mires restoration project scoops top award

Moorland vision pips the competition

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