River & Wildlife day success

After many months in the planning, the CATCH crew can finally relax after an extremely successful day of hosting a River & Wildlife day at the local recreation ground. The weather started wet but soon cheered up and enabled us to have a fantastic time!

With the support of so many individuals giving up their time to stand by CATCH and support us so magnificently on the day, and they were:

  • Pitcombe Falconry
  • Chris Sperring MBE (walking nature classrooms).
  • Theo Pike – The Wild Trout Trust
  • The Environment Agency – Catchment demonstration
  • Somerset Wildlife Trust
  • The Bootmakers (of Wincanton) – Recycled materials art workshop
  • Jeremy Wade (from TV’s River Monsters)
  • Jonathon Astill – Walking tree classroom
  • Treasure Hunt – Simon Wiltshire of CATCH
  • Cale Cafe
  • CATCH – Kick sampling demonstration by Janice Blackwell

The day was such a success that by the end of the day there had been over 250 families and individuals pass through the recreation ground.

As a group we are very proud of the fact that we have potentially educated more people about how important the river is to our town’s ecological success.

Maybe a short break before the next one though……

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