A series of conversations with inspiring people involved in cleaning up and protecting our river; the Avon. Guests each week range from activists to business owners, community groups to charities. Each episode aims to offer real, useful advice on how we can best protect our river.
“Stretching 75 miles from its source in Wiltshire, to its confluence with the River Severn in Bristol, the River Avon and its tributaries are the lifeblood of the area and they are under constant threat”
Bristol Avon Rivers Trust
Discover YOUR LOCAL WATERWAY
#1 With Tim Wickstead & Lizzy Testani
(Friends of River Avon New Cut)
The New Cut was created in the 1800s during the construction of Bristol Floating Harbour. We’ll learn about this urban green corridor and the important wildlife hiding between its giant tides.
Date: Thursday 18 February, Time: 8-9pm
#2 Chloe Juyon and John Peters-Coleman,
Clean up Bristol Harbour CIC
Clean Up Bristol Harbour is a monthly event inviting people to come along and pick up the floating rubbish that accumulates in our harbour. We’ll discuss how litter is affecting our waterways, the effect it has on the health of our waterways and what we can do about it.
Date: Thursday 25 February, Time: 8-9pm
#3 Natalie Fee, Founder, City to Sea
We’ll catch up with local legend and award winning environmental campaigner, Natalie Fee, on a mission to stop plastic pollution. We’ll discuss stopping pollution at source, people-power and how grassroots community action can challenge the system.
Date: Thursday 4 March, Time: 8-9pm
#4 Johnny Palmer, Warleigh Weir Project
Johnny was so determined to tackle water quality at an island beauty spot near Bath that he bought the land. We catch up with Johnny to chat river swimming, bathing water status and cleaning up waterways.
Date: Thursday 11 March
#5 Simon Hunter, Bristol Avon Rivers Trust
Bristol Avon Rivers Trust (BART) is working hard to protect our rivers for the benefit of people and wildlife. We’ll find out what they’re planning this year and what we can all do to get involved.
Date: Thursday 18 March
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