After the election of the committee for 2021-2022 and a report on the work of YACWAG in progressing nature conservation in the parishes of Yatton and Congresbury there will be a short talk by YACWAG trustee and volunteer Richard Croucher.
Richard will give an illustrated talk: "A window into YACWAG and its reserves". Richard will take us on a tour of 5 YACWAG reserves focusing on some highlights of the last 2 years and then talk a little about YACWAG and what makes it work
YACWAG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: The Annual General Meeting
Time: May 5, 2021 07:30 PM London
Meeting ID: 839 4896 2021
If you have never used Zoom before you will be able to access the whole meeting using their free version (do not pay anything!) Just copy and past the link into your browser (Ecosia, Google, etc) and you will be taken directly to the meeting when it begins at 7.30pm. If you already have a Zoom account you can enter the Meeting ID and Passcode as prompted if you prefer.
Bernie D’Arcy the Living Landscapes Manager from Avon Wildlife Trust gave a presentation to YACWAG members via Zoom on 8th April 2021 on an exciting project being undertaken jointly with the Bristol Avon Rivers Trust (BART) on the Land Yeo. The Land Yeo river is a 20 km river within the North Somerset Streams sub-catchment and feeds the Tickenham Nailsea and Kenn Moor SSSI and the Severn Estuary SSSI/SAC/SPA. It is therefore a very important river in the area, sitting within the North Somerset Levels and Moors, coastal and floodplain grazing marsh extending to 7950 hectares which includes 1160 hectares of peatland. The project aims to improve 35 km of waterways in the Land Yeo catchment.
Bernie also mentioned other exciting projects local to Nailsea, including the proposed Nailsea Constructed Wetlands to take 70% of Nailsea’s run-off, and a large-scale re-wilding project at Belmont. Bernie believes the project around the Land Yeo catchment will be able to demonstrate good practice and act as a blueprint for other areas.
WaterBlitz – A chance to be involved
An annual project gets people out and about in nature testing samples of water in order to give a snapshot of water quality in the area. This citizen science project is part of a global programme by Freshwater Watch that helps people understand how precious our wetland ecosystems are. Join in
You can get water testing kits posted out to you to use on the dates between 7th and 10th May this year. Full details on the website: freshwater watch.thewaterhub.org. Or you can go to Moorend Spout nature reserve in Nailsea (BS48 2NN) between 10am and 2pm on 8th May and collect one in person and learn a bit more about the scheme.
YACWAG’s bird man, Trevor Riddle, has written a lovely little guide full of colour photos about the birds of Yatton and Congresbury and where to go to see them. Any profit will go to YACWAG’s funds. The book costs £5 and is available in Yatton Post Office and Yatton News ("Clive's"). Alternatively they can be hand delivered or posted to you as required. To do this please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are working towards our local nature sites being positively managed, improved and extended wherever possible.
Perhaps you are free one morning to join a work party to help out on one of the sites we manage?
Or perhaps an organised walk or talk interests you?
We are a friendly group who would welcome your presence.
To get involved, YACWAG membership is not necessary.