Weekly Round-up

Last Saturday saw an astounding turn out of volunteers for our tree planting near to the community fruit orchard. Approximately 280 saplings supplied by The Woodland Trust were planted with each tree supported using bamboo cane and then spiral guards installed around the tree for protection from rabbits and deer. Afterwards everyone went back to … Read more

Where to begin

Starting back at the beginning of the month, Friends of Tawd Valley joined the entire Douglas Catchment Partnership at the quarterly steering group meeting at our brand new classroom facility here at the Tawd Valley Park. Organisations in attendance included Environmental Agency, Ribble Rivers Trust, WLBC Ranger Service, Groundworks, The Angling Trust, Canals and River … Read more

What’s been happening…

Last Friday saw Team Tawd and Ranger Chris shift all the hay bales from Summer Street Wildflower Meadow, then they conducted a litter picking session. They also spotted what at first they thought was metal sculpture but it turned out to be a burnt out quad bike. During the week, we were back at Dalton … Read more

Your Daily Dose

To start us off – Our very own Cornelius Jones joined Groundwork CLM and WLBC Park and Countryside Ranger Service in some riverfly kick sampling at Elmer’s Clough. During their sampling they discovered the presence of Stonefly within this river Tawd tributary. The evidence found strengthens how important the cloughs of Skelmersdale really are to … Read more

Check it Trout… Sorry, Out!!!

The past week or so has been all about the brown trout. Last week, Mike (FoTV) and Samuel (Groundworks CLM) visited Year 2 and 3 children at Dalton St. Michaels CE Primary School, were they talked to the children about what a brown trout was, what they eat, what eats them and all about a … Read more

Straight out the Gate for February

The great work continues rolling into February, as this year shows no sign of slowing down. There is so much we have to report on this week. First off, Team Tawd and Ranger Chris have completed another Friday session within Tawd Valley Park. This time around they set about trimming trees along the pathways around … Read more

A Busy Start to 2023…

First up, Team Tawd and Ranger Chris walked through the valley for their first Friday session of 2023. They walked armed with pickers and bags and managed to collect an impressive amount of litter. Next up, we continued are Freshwater Biological Association priority habitat surveying on the river Tawd. Mapping water bodies like the Tawd … Read more

Trout in the Classroom

There has been a lot happening at Friends of Tawd Valley this week. Firstly, we had the fantastic Boxing Day walk that had an impressive turnout. The walk took place within Tawd Valley Park and despite the weather everyone seemed to have a really good time. Next up, we’ve been busy working alongside Samuel Gibson … Read more

FoTV’s Boxing Day Walk

We at Friends of Tawd Valley hope you all had a wonderful Christmas period. As we fast approach the new year, we would love to share with you what we have been up to in the community in the last week or so… Boxing Day was the perfect opportunity to burn off all the Christmas … Read more

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 narrow drainage trench for the wetland/scrape project. WLBC Ranger Chris and Team Tawd had prepped the ground on Friday, by spray painting red marker lines on where they wanted the … Read more