Category: April

Pond Dipping- 08/04/2018

Pond Dipping at Rutland Water


On Sunday 8th April, the WRT joined the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust on their Wildlife Watch programme aimed at getting children involved in conservation. 12 kids aged between 5-11 joined us for pond dipping/species identification and water nutrient testing. Highlights for the pond dipping included a smooth newt, several sticklebacks and dragonfly nymphs.

For the water nutrient testing, the children tested for phosphate and nitrate and compared the results between water originating from:

-The River Gwash

-A drinking water tap

-A farm-side puddle

-A freshwater pond

The results stirred up interesting discussions on why certain water samples may have higher or lower levels of nutrients than other.

fishy nymph


WRT Annual General Meeting- May 8th 18:30

Welland Rivers Trust- Annual General Meeting

AGENDA: 08 May 2018

Woodview, Southwick Road, Bulwick, Northants, NN17 3DY, 18:30

The Welland Rivers Trust are holding their 2018 AGM on May 8th, and anyone is welcome to attend the meeting. If you wish to attend, please contact Geoff Gilfillan on 07774842229 or Please note the meeting agenda below.

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  1. Welcome
  2. Actions from previous meeting
  3. Adoption of new Articles of Association
  4. Water Environment Grant Matters
  5. Charity Commission information request (David)
  6. Trust Admin and Finance Matters
  7. Any Other Business