Monday, 2 March 2015

Rivercare & Beachcare Winter Conference 2015

Robin and Peter attended a one day conference at Catton Park in Norwich, hosted by Andrew Walters, Rivercare Project Manager and Robert Martyr, Rivercare Officer.

We were treated to an update on all things RiverCare and BeachCare, notably their campaigns; spreading the message using social media; Biodiversity work for river habitats; a new phone app for recording data, reporting sightings and incidents; and Non-native species. We heard about a project by the Friends of Tove Wetland Pocket Park and told delegates about our Shoal project. There was time for discussion of problems and opportunities.

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The Aims of Abington Naturewatch

At their meeting on 9 April 2005 the members approved this revised version of the aims of Abington Naturewatch:

  • To monitor and record the wildlife (fauna & flora) within the borders of the Abingtons;
  • To encourage protection of our wildlife, maintain its quality and foster its diversity;
  • To promote awareness of the richness, potential and problems of the natural environment of the Abingtons;
  • To cooperate in improving access to the local natural environment for the benefit of all Abington villagers.

Pat Daunt, Founder

The organisation is informal and communication is by email if possible; members are notified of events from time to time. Contact details are maintained by a small "project team". There is currently no membership fee as costs are covered by voluntary contributions at events.

Members are encouraged to report notable sightings of flora and fauna within the Abingtons to the appropriate sector coordinator and an illustrated record is published annually.

A map of the area covered, with some features noted, is available here:>

For more information or to join, please contact David Farrant on (01223) 892871 or Peter Brunning via e-mail

Contributions to our records should be sent to sector contacts or either of the above. Photographs may also be submitted to Andy Merryweather (