Completed Projects

River Clwyd & Tributaries Surveying Project

Project Introduction: The Trust is pleased to announce that it is now in a position to think seriously about biding for funding to enable it to put in hand much needed improvement works to the Clwyd and Conwy river systems. However in order to secure this funding it...

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Schools – Education Project

In September 2008, the Trust launched an Education project with three local primary schools, two in Conwy and one in Denbighshire. This programme builds on a programme that has been operating for some years where a fish tank with salmon eggs is placed in the classroom...

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Flylife – Invertebrate Monitoring Project

River flies, along with other freshwater invertebrates, are at the heart of the freshwater ecosystem and are a vital link in the aquatic food chain. Their common characteristics of limited mobility, relatively long life cycle, presence throughout the year and specific...

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Celtic Sea Trout Programme

The Celtic Sea Trout Programme, which started in May 2009 and ended in April 2013, was delivered via Interreg the Ireland-Wales Cross-Border partnership and was a collaborative effort between fishermen, conservationists, regulating bodies, universities, government...

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Afon Wybrnant Spawning Gravel Resoration

Background and scope: The Afon Wybrnant enters the Afon Lledr on the right bank just downstream of the Pont Gethin Viaduct. It is approx 3km long but only the lower 400m is accessible to migratory fish due to impassable waterfalls. Over the years, spates had washed...

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Afon Rhos Improvement Project

This project, identified by the Seiont, Gwyrfai & Llyfni Angling Association and organised by Afonydd Cymru on behalf of the Clwyd, Conwy & Gwynedd Rivers Trust, was completed in December 2013. The work involved cutting back and removing undergrowth on the...

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Pont Dafydd Flood Management Project

The section of the River Clwyd at Pont Dafydd near St Asaph had been a cause for concern for the Clwyd & Conwy Rivers Trust, Environment Agency Wales and the landowner for some time. When the river flooded, its steep soil banks would be eroded, leading to...

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The Trust Expands its Education Programme into Gwynedd

The Clwyd, Conwy & Gwynedd Rivers Trust has expanded its educational programme into Gwynedd and has been working with staff and pupils at Ysgol Bontnewydd near Caernarfon on a salmon breeding project. The programme enabled pupils at the school to follow the process...

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Upper Conwy Surveying Project

Trust uncovers environmental problems in the uplands. A survey carried out by the Trust on the upper Afon Conwy during September has produced worrying evidence about the health of the river which it is hoped will be investigated further as a matter of urgency by...

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Afon Crychddwr, near Llanllyfni: Rock Ramp Fish Pass

As the 2013 salmon and sea trout spawning season gets under way, anglers and conservationists are eagerly looking for signs of success of a project to improve access by migratory fish to a Gwynedd stream as the result of the recent removal of a major obstruction. The...

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Ynys Môn Sea Trout Habitat Restoration Project

A habitat restoration scheme to improve sea trout spawning potential on an Ynys Môn stream has just been completed thanks to a project carried out by the Trust and Afonydd Cymru involving the Bodorgan Estate and an independent landowner. The scheme was launched as a...

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Afon Iwrch Rehabilitation Project

Background and scope The Afon Iwrch Rehabilitation Project was an Environment Agency Wales (EAW) Challenge Fund project which took place in 2009. EAW, now Natural Resources Wales (NRW) established the fund to assist the new Rivers Trusts in Wales gain expertise in...

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River Elwy – Pont Y Ddol Habitat Improvement

Background and Scope This project was the second undertaken by the Trust in response to the Environment Agency Wales Challenge Fund, a fund made available to bidding rivers trusts to enable them to get valuable experience in best practice habitat improvement planning...

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River Conwy Acidification Investigations

Environment Agency Wales surveys of spawning streams in the Afon Conwy catchment have declined from an annual survey down to one every five/six years and evidence pointed to a decline of fish stocks in the upper Conwy both of wild brown trout and migratory salmonids....

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Reporting an environmental incident

To report an environmental incident such as suspected poaching, pollution or wildlife crime, the dumping of hazardous or industrial waste and illegal abstraction from watercourses etc, call Natural Resources Wales’ incident hotline on 0300 065 3000 (24 hour service).

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