The Welland Rivers Trust recently engaged in the Welland Resource Protection Group meeting at Loddington, hosted by the GWCT. In attendance were representatives from GWCT’s Allerton Project (Prof. Chris Stoate), the Environment Agency, Anglian Water and the National Farmers Union. Topics for discussion included the new rules and regulations for farmers regarding freshwater impacts, the latest research into agro-environmental advancements by the Allerton Project, and the Environment Agency’s recent macroinvertebrate survey of the Stonton Brook region of the Welland (more information on this survey to follow soon).
To read more about the new freshwater regulations for farmers coming into effect in April 2018, follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-farming-rules-for-water
To find out more about the agro-environmental research being led by the GWCT’s Allerton Project (aiming to reduce the impact of farming on the environment, while maintaining and increasing food production and profit margins), check out their website: https://www.gwct.org.uk/allerton