Water Water Everywhere?

This event has been held, please follow this link for the presentations:  https://ubocp.org.uk/news/water-water-everywhere/ Join us for a free event looking at the water resource challenges within the Upper & Bedford Ouse catchment. A light lunch will be provided.  Water, water, everywhere – and not a drop to drink. We are facing the contrasting challenges posed…

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Agriculture Working Group Events

Please click on the links below to see details and booking information for a number of events being organised by the UBOCP Agriculture Working Group: Cover Crop  Wednesday 25th January 9:30am to 12:30pm.  This free professional workshop will show how cover crops can be used to reduce nutrient losses from the soil and consider the…

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Autumn Water Watch

  This October Planet Patrol (a not for profit environmental group) are launching Autumn Water Watch, the first ever nationwide observational study of our freshwater environments.  The aim is to build a coherent, consistent and comprehensive picture of the state of our waterways in real-time. They are asking people to visit a waterway over the three…

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Himalayan Balsam Management and Eradication Project

The Problem Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) was introduced from its native Himalayan foothills to the UK as a garden plant in 1839.  It was initially cultivated in greenhouses but was found to be happy outside.  With pretty pink flowers and fun exploding seed pods, it is understandable that it was considered a desirable garden plant. …

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Upper Great Ouse Natural Flood Management

The River Thame Conservation Trust is working with landowners and land managers to help reduce the flood risk in Buckingham and provide wider environmental benefits too.  They have funding available to deliver NFM schemes in the area shown on the map during 2021! Click on map to enlarge. Natural Flood Management (NFM) is a recognised technique and…

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UBOCP 2021 Farm Business Resilience Virtual Event

The 2021 Upper and Bedford Ouse Catchment Partnership Farm Business Resilience Event has gone virtual.  This year we are unable to welcome you to the usual venues for these events due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, however, we do hope you enjoy the videos which have been produced by some of the partnership organisations. The aim…

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Pennywort Alert on the River Great Ouse

Rivercare are offering free Pennywort Alert materials to river based organisations and towns and villages near rivers to help spread awareness, and get more people involved in an ambitious citizen science mapping project. A huge number of local people use and value the River Great Ouse – and we need your help preventing the spread…

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Farm Business Resilience Events

Funded by Anglian Water and the Environment Agency, the Upper & Bedford Ouse Catchment Partnership is pleased to be supporting the farming community by organising two Farm Business Resilience events in March.  Aimed at farmers and land owners/ managers, guest speakers will present topics including the impacts of Brexit on farming, pesticide regulations, no-till farming…

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The River Ivel Project

The Environment Agency have produced a Fact Sheet detailing the background behind The River Ivel Project.  A copy is available to download here: The Ivel Project Fact Sheet The Fact Sheet covers the project aims, how it links in with the RBMP, key considerations and the EA’s engagement with local communities and organisations to work in partnership.…

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