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Flagship Ponds Yorkshire Photo Competition 2017

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Rawcliffe Meadows Water Blitz Sunday 13th March Rawcliffe Meadows

Freshwater Habitats Trust are holding a ‘water blitz’ working from Rawcliffe Meadows York on Sunday 13th March – booking essential! Contact: Anne Heathcote to book – AHeathcote@freshwaterhabitats.org.uk

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Freshwater Habitats Trust Focus on Rawcliffe Meadows

The Freshwater Habitats Trust who have listed us a ‘Flagship Site’ have featured Rawcliffe Meadows on their website on a couple of recent occasions: http://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/flagship-pond-focus-rawcliffe-meadows/ http://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/the-first-year-of-people-ponds-and-water/ They have also produced a good summary of work on flooding. http://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/floods-and-land-management-myths-and-reality/

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The Water Voles of Rawcliffe Meadows (updated November 2015)

Water Voles are a protected species and their habitats are important. Up until 2002 the Reservoir Basin, and Blue Beck in particular, had been home to a regionally important population of water voles, as was confirmed by a survey by the … Continue reading

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Water Vole habitat doubles!

Earlier in the year we reported that Water Voles have colonised one of the Flood Basin ponds. This threatened mammal needs richly-vegetated wetlands, preferably with earth banks in which to burrow. Although there were signs of feeding activity in neighbouring … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 30 August 2015

Perhaps bad forward planning to hold a work party on a Bank Holiday weekend so there were only three of us to clear two ponds in the Reservoir Basin. The  Freshwater Habitats Trust survey had identified a couple as of poorer … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Pond Survey 2015 – the Results

Martin has just completed a comprehensive assessment of the state of our ponds, using the grandly-titled  “Predictive System for Multimetrics”, or PSYM for short. Developed by the Environment Agency and Pond Conservation (now the Freshwater Habitats Trust , this methodology … Continue reading

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