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River Carron Regeneration

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Announcing EXPLORING OUR RIVERS:  A Scottish Rivers Networking Day sponsored by Communities Along the Carron Association (CATCA) with funding from Falkirk Council Development Services.  

Wednesday 9th October, 2013 from 9.45am to 4.30, Grangemouth Town Hall.  Opening by Provost Pat Reid, keynote speaker TBA.  Classroom style presentations morning and afternoon.  Free buffet lunch.  Stalls, classes, informal networking.  

Includes viewing of Jeremy Irons’ film TRASHED followed by panel discussion with marine biology and plastics industry experts.  

For full information and TO REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE TICKETS go to: http://guestli.st/182541  

Register for Event

 

DON’T MISS THIS ONE!  CATCA’s third such public education event, high attendance, limited seating.  

ADVANCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sunday 5th October midnight  

For more information:  

Contact Michelle MillerAllen at cmcc.michelle@btinternet.com
Or leave a message at 07720648316.
(Emails preferred and faster response guaranteed!) 

 

 

NOTICE! THE 2013 ANNUAL KEEP SCOTLAND BEAUTIFUL SPRING CLEAN HAS BEGUN! INFORMATION ON RIVER CARRON CLEAN UPS WILL BE POSTED HERE BY THE END OF MARCH. MEANWHILE IF YOU WISH TO BECOME INVOLVED IN A LITTER EVENT, OR SCHEDULE ONE IN ANY OF THE RIVER CARRON COMMUNITIES, PLEASE CONTACT michelle.millerallen@falkirk.gov.uk.

River Carrron clean up volunteers needed

Communities Along the Carron Association have managed to secure funding to have a professional Clean Up of the River Carron carried out from Larbert Viaduct to Langlees. The work started at Larbert Viaduct on Monday 10th June and will move downstream daily ( Mon to Friday) until Friday 28th June then recommence for one or two weeks from 15th July.

The main in stream works will be carried out by contractor David Walker Landscapes and will involve the removal of fly tipping in the water, large log jams and overhanging branches which are insecure or likely to catch debris in spate. As part of the project, one of the conditions set by our part funder- Falkirk Environment Trust was that volunteer time could be matched financially for CATCA to be able to add this financial value to the project and allow a more thorough job to be done.

We are appealing to anyone who wishes to volunteer to come along and help with the River Banking works throughout the duration of the clean-up.

If you wish to join please note the following:

1) Email if possible to advise us if and when you are available. Email address is christine.bell@falkirk.gov.uk This will allow us to coordinate tasks where possible.

2) Wear stout footwear, protective gloves and prepare for the weather, which can be changeable at this time of year. Remember the sun cream!

3) You should bring along any food or drinks you may need for your volunteering time.

4) Litter picking equipment will be provided.

5) The work on the bankings will involve, making habitat piles from the trimmed tree branches, clearing litter and fly tipped items and placing in the skips provided and generally helping with making the access routes clearer for path users and improving the area whilst being sensitive to wildlife habitats.

6) If you have not contacted us in advance but wish to turn up, don’t let that prohibit you. Find us along the river and we will assign you to a task.

7) For the purpose of our funder, you will be asked to sign our volunteer sheet to say you helped and the date/ times etc. The sheets will be held by the contractor on the site.

Your help will be invaluable, please come and join us in making the River Carron all it can be!!

Roll up your sleeves, put on your wellies, the River Carron needs you!!

Communities Along the Carron Association
Christine Bell


COMMUNITIES ALONG THE CARRON ASSOCIATION (CATCA)

Annual General Meeting 30th April 2012 7pm

Scotia Room, Community Education Centre, Abercrombie Street, Camelon, Falkirk FK1 4AH

 

William Ancel, Scottish Water © 2011. Members of the Bonnybridge Primary School Eco Group & Teacher, Keep Bonnybridge Beautiful Litter Volunteers, CATCA volunteers, Community Safety Team, Litter Strategy Team, Bonnybridge Community Council, Larbert High School Eco Group join Provost Pat Reid to celebrate the launching of the Zero Waste Scotland Fly Tip Clean Up of the Bonny Water in Bonnybridge on 5th December. The work will continue for five days – working around the winter weather – until completed in December/January. Photo courtesy of William Ancel, Senior Press Officer Public, Scottish Water.

 

 

 

Flytip Clean Up Phase I Completed

NOTICE:  CATCA is seeking to fill the position of CATCA PROJECT OFFICER.  (See Link for More Information)

Job Application closing date: 12 noon on Friday 07th October 2011.

ALIENS AMONG US: FREE

Invasive Species Awareness Training Day

Sponsored by Falkirk Invasive Species Forum and CATCA

Funded by Falkirk Environment Trust and Falkirk Council Development Services

12th October Grangemouth Town Hall

For Information and ADVANCE REGISTRATION - LIMITED NUMBERS - SIGN UP HERE FOR FREE TICKET!

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 Download or Print the Schedule of Events Here (2 sided flier) 

 

 

 

 

For more information see Flier (2 sides)

DON'T MISS RIVER CARRON EXPO DAY 29th September

 

To find out about Communities Along the Carron Association; 

Final Report 2009

Green map

For more information on CACA contact: cmcc.christine@blueyonder.co.uk

 

 

 

This photo, entitled "Ten Tonnes", , won the 2009 "Falkirk Volunteer Centre Celebrating Volunteering" Photo Competition. The photo was taken by CGI of bailiff and angler Paul Bissett, surveying things hauled out of the River Carron during a major fly tip clean up, and was judged to be most representative of the spirit of volunteering. The award was sponsored by Bill Miller Photographers.

 

 

 

THE RIVER CARRON HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN THE HEARTS OF CGI MEMBERS...


Our offices are within a stone's throw of the river and the Carron runs directly through Denny and Dunipace. We are working to regenerate it as a family leisure area, great fishing spot and to improve its walking and cycling paths. CGI took part in the 2009 consultancy, "Communities Along the Carron", and looks forward to more community conversations and liaising with other environmental groups along the whole river.

 

 

10 TONNES OF FLY TIPPING REMOVED FROM ONE MILE OF RIVER CARRON!


A primary reason that Community Green Initiative was founded was that some of us had a dream to clean up the fly tipping and litter from the River Carron in our community.


We have begun to make that dream come true. In March 2009, CGI successfully procured £2875 from SEPA to clean up the fly tipping in the River Carron along Dunipace and Denny. The group was able to hire Aquaklenz to do the work from old Gala Park to Dale Bridge below Winchester Industrial Estates. Additionally, Falkirk Council helped the effort by lending a dumpster and by additionally removing old tyres dumped along Denovan Road.

“Next we will find funding to help clean up broken glass and litter along the same area—in conjunction with a massive litter clean up. There are parts of the job that are too treacherous for volunteers and Aquaklenz guys were fantastic in the work they did over a 4-day period,” says CGI Chairman Mick McIntosh. “Pat Duffy of Aquaklenz is an angler—he was pretty chuffed at this opportunity to clean up an important ecological area, so his company gave us a discount. We also could not have done this without serious help from the FC Litter Strategy Team who cheered us through the application process and helped us get an estimate on the job. Art Berg from FET helped too, it was truly a group effort.”

CGI wishes to encourage other community groups to pursue similar efforts to ultimately clean up the whole 19.8 miles of the River Carron. With patience and perseverance, any constituted group can get the job done.

 

 

Working with the children...

 

CGI works with local primary schools, Brownies and the children of CGI members to encourage a respect for and interest in our River Carron. If you and your family would like to become involved in our RIver Carron regeneration projects and events, contact us. Bring your wellies!

THE RESOURCES ARE THERE...AND THE RIVER IS WAITING!

 

 

 

 

   
   

Photo:  Communities Along the Carron "Fish Shoal Art Project", Art Competition Winners and Delta Art Studios (c) 2009