2018 Activities

18th February – A walk to the source of the River Cale – Penselwood

17th March – Coppicing & Pollarding at Wincanton Beach (and creation of hibernaculums)

22nd March – Public talk in Salisbury guildhall as part of the River Avon celebrations

22nd April – Completion of the painting of Hawker’s bridge in South Street by CATCH & volunteers

4th May – 1st ‘Kick sample’ of the 2018 season

5th May – Victorian Bridge ‘rock berm’ re-planting and maintenance day.

13th May – Wincanton annual ‘duck race’ attendance, along with river clearance prior to the event.

17th June – Joint event with local art & crafts workshop in the High Street (The Bootmakers) – with over 40 plaques made by the children of the town.

1st July – 2nd ‘kick sample’ of the 2018 season.

13th July – ‘Kick sample’ training session & learning event with Our Ladies School

23rd & 30th July – Wild Flower Meadow scything & raking event

27th July – 3rd ‘Kick sample’ of the 2018 season

2nd August – ‘Balsam Bashing’ through the recreation ground

21st August – Evening task, removing a bicycle from the River Cale…..

25th August – 4th ‘Kick sample’ of the 2018 season.

8th September – Natural ‘Rock flow deflectors’ check and re-arrangement (behind the Travis Perkins yard.

7th, 10th, & 13th September – Talk to three separate local schools in relation to micro-plastics in watercourses, and metaldahide affecting water quality.

23rd September – MORPH survey of the River Cale.

26th September – Fallen tree removal from the river

29th September – Litter pick between A303 and Sewage works.

4th October – Memorial Meadow scything of nettles and tidy up – preparation for winter.

7th October – CATCH kit storage unit reviewed and re-organised

10th October – 5th ‘Kick sample’ of the year.

16th October – 6th ‘Kick sample’ of the year.

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