Discover the River Culm

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Date(s) - 22/10/2020
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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An invitation to an online event, for residents of parishes and towns connected to the River Culm catchment.

You may have already heard about the Connecting the Culm project which is focused on the impacts of climate change on the River Culm and the communities that live in the catchment.  We would like to invite you and all residents in the parish to an online event where we will share our research into the health of the river, how it is likely to be affected by climate change and what we can do to help make it more resilient.
We would be very grateful if you could share information about the event with residents in your parish in any forthcoming newsletters or email communications, and / or on your website.  Details of the event are below and we hope that you will be able to  join us on the day!


4.30 – 6.30pm, 22 October 2020

An evening of river science, history and exploration.

The Connecting the Culm project brings you a collection of speakers, experts in their subject areas, to peer into the depths of the River Culm and across the landscapes through which it winds, and share the very latest knowledge about the state of the Culm:

How is climate change likely to affect it?
How will longer periods of drought and more extreme flooding events affect the river and its communities?
What do the latest water quality results tell us about the river and its prospects?
Why is soil so important and what can we do about it?
What are the charismatic – and not so charismatic – wildlife species of the river and how are they faring?
What do the beavers of the Otter, now licenced to remain, have in store for the Culm?
What role is there for citizen scientists and how can people make a difference on their doorstep?
What do previous generations have to tell us, and how has the river responded to humans over the centuries?
Finally, how can we all work together better to create a richer, more resilient future for the River Culm?

This online event is designed to be accessible for as many people as possible and will run from 4.30pm – 6.30pm.

Please find out more and register for the event at Eventbrite  or through our website