April 2017 meeting: Sustainable water

April: 6th April 2017: Sustainable Water

At our One Planet Frome meeting this month on Sustainable Water, we were treated to a fascinating presentation by Mike Blackmore, the conservation officer for the Wild Trout Trust.

Even those of us who were not particularly wild about trout before the evening had the scales lifted from our eyes. Trout have lived in our rivers since the end of the last Ice Age. Their presence is an indication of the general health of a river – where trout thrive, so will other wildlife. Mike explained many of the factors that help or harm rivers, illustrating what can be done to manage and improve river habitats for the benefit of wildlife and the community. The session ended with a lively discussion about the River Frome, and what we can do to help care for it and enjoy it.

For more information about practical ways of getting involved, please contact Friends of the River Frome.

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