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Catch of the Day!!!

Recently, the Ribble Rivers Trust, WLBC Ranger Service and Groundworks NW visited the Tawd Valley Park to conduct electro-fishing along a stretch of the river

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Weekly Round-up

Plenty happening over the past week or so… First up, Team Tawd and the WLBC Ranger Service have begun work repairing the fishing pegs at

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Skelmersdale’s u3a Updates

Please find below Skelmersdale’s u3a meeting dates and meeting topics going forward. Formed in 2011, Skelmersdale U3A encourages members to participate in leisure, social and

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Wetland Work-out

The rain stayed away on Saturday morning whilst our team of epic volunteers gathered behind the allotments on Ashurst to begin digging the long and

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EXCITING NEWS!!!

One year ago, FoTV was awarded the Wild Trout Trust’s – Trout in the Town Official Bronze Chapter Accreditation for the work achieved in improving

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Scrape Spectacular

FoTV volunteers and West Lancs Ranger Service had a fantastic day on Saturday, continuing the work on the wetland scrape project by the Tawd Valley

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Fungal and Foraging Fun

This Sunday saw another excellent guided walk play out down in Tawd Valley Park. FoTV, WLBC Ranger Service and members of the community came together

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Pride of Skelmersdale

FoTV were all systems go over the weekend. First up, we were at the Concourse Shopping Centre with our pop-up stall. We were very kindly

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FBA Priority Habitat Training

On Saturday, FoTV travelled to Preston College to join other members of friends, rivers and conservation groups in attending the Ribble Rivers Trust’s (RRT) and

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FoTV Moth Breakfast Event

On Sunday the rain stayed away for our fantastic “Moth Breakfast” event. A group of between 15 – 20 members of the community attended the

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How Did The Tree Get Lost?

It took the wrong root. Last Friday saw Team Tawd and WLBC Ranger Chris Horsfall clearing fallen trees from two pathways within Tawd Valley Park.

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Love My River Project Volunteer Day

Last Thursday, FoTV had the great pleasure of being involved in Groundworks’ Love My Rivers project volunteer day down at Tawd Valley Park. The morning

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Rivington Kick Sample Volunteer Day

The weekend saw FoTV join Groundworks and their Love My Rivers Project, Rivington Country Park Rangers, Environment Times and other members of the Douglas Catchment

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Give me a Sign!!!

We have been asked by many members of the public, what they should do when they witness pollution within the River Tawd. So, we have

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Beacon Country Park Green Fayre

Fantastic weekend at the Green Fayre. Thank you to everyone who came to say “Hello”. We loved seeing you all. We had the “Name the

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Community Riverfly Monitoring Experience

Saturday brought another fantastic community day at Tawd Valley Park. A group of around 15 members of the community joined in for our “Riverfly Monitoring

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Pollution Panic!!!

After the recent pollution incident on the River Tawd, FoTV were keen to conduct a kick sampling session to determine the affects it had on

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Battering the Balsam

The rain held off for FoTV and volunteers on Saturday as they continued with the important work of Balsam Bashing down in Tawd Valley Park.

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Summer Wildlife Walk

Another splendid event down in Tawd Valley Park this weekend. This event saw FoTV, the WLBC Ranger Service and members of the local community come

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Jubilee Celebrations

Friday saw West Lancashire’s continued Jubilee celebrations come to Skelmersdale. And what better place to hold such an event than at the towns very own

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Well, it’s oh-fish-ial

Why do most people dislike anchovies…? Because they’re a little fishy. As readers of our blogs may already know, some members of FoTV have recently

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WLBC Dog Festival

Friends of Tawd Valley was invited by the Park Rangers Service to set up a stall at the WLBC Dog Festival at Beacon Country Park,

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Friday Team Tawd Update

Just a quick update on “The Adventures of Captain Ranger Chris and his Team Tawd Troop”. It was a busy Friday morning for Team Tawd

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You WOOD not believe it…

…but Fridays Team Tawd have done it again!!! Friday saw another valiant effort from Ranger Chris and Team Tawd as they created a seating area

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A Spring Clean

It was that time of the month again on Saturday, when our volunteers come together to get stuck into whatever tasks needed doing down in

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FoTV Annual Meeting 2022

Below are details and information regarding our AGM.  Our AGM will take place on Tuesday 17th May and will be held at Skelmersdale Ecumenical Centre

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Results from the Bat Walk

THE RESULTS ARE IN!!! We have excitedly received the results from our recently held bat walk event held in Tawd Valley Park. The data below

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Breakfast with the Birds

Who’d of known that a 4AM, yes I said 4AM, even existed!!! Sunday morning brought about FoTV’s much anticipated Dawn Chorus Event. And what a

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The Big Bat Walk

Saturday night saw FoTV host its first event of the year – The Big Bat Walk. Just under 30 attendees met at Tawd Valley Allotments

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FoTV leading the (path)way

This weekend has been a very busy one for Team Tawd, FoTV and our amazing volunteers. Friday and Saturday saw the creation of a pathway