Volunteers Week is Here!

1st June 2017 by Jayne Wilkinson

This week is volunteers week and as usual the partnership is busy, with numerous events occurring across South Cumbria. As a volunteer and a member of the Becks to Bay partnership you make a huge contribution to the area of South Cumbria. The knowledge and love of the catchments you hold is vital to identifying new opportunities and new ways to improve the area for future generations. We can achieve more when we all come together as a community. The opportunities to volunteer…

Wildlife Sightings

9th May 2017 by Jayne Wilkinson

Wildlife Sightings Whilst we are working hard to improve habitat for our native wildlife and there is still a way to go, it can’t be forgotten that we live in a beautiful part of the world which already supports a wide variety of wildlife. Just this weekend I had my first sighting of an otter playing down near the rocks at K Village in Kendal. Have you seen an otter recently? Or maybe a kingfisher? If  so we would love…

Partnership Success

28th April 2017 by Jayne Wilkinson

For a number of years now we have been part of the Cumbria River Restoration Strategy partnership, progressing the re-naturalisation of our local rivers. In South Cumbria we recently completed a project at Staveley to remove an embankment along the River Kent. This project was a partnership between the farmer, John Nichol, South Cumbria Rivers Trust, the Environment Agency, Natural England, CaBA, Biffa Award and the EU LIFE IP ‘Natural Course’ project. Nearly 800 metres of man-made embankment and river…

Becks to Bay goes live!

2nd April 2017 by Jayne Wilkinson

Welcome to Becks to Bay! We are your local catchment partnership for South Cumbria. Since summer 2015 we have been working together to build a partnership which functions to conserve and protect the catchments of South Cumbria. This website shows some of the information we have gathered to date, including the current status of our catchments, the main issues and the actions we are putting in place to improve the environment for all: please visit the ‘catchment plan’ tabs to…