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Window Shopping, Weeds and the Worst Destruction Ever

Penny starts the days tale: After the horrors we encountered on the Rietspruit recently, I really did not think we could come across riparian zone destruction as bad for a while.  However, Symmonds Stream certainly rose to the challenge!  In … Continue reading

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Clear as Mud

Rietspruit Mini SASS / River Health results One needs to keep in mind the difference between water quality and river health. Water quality is defined as “to describe the physical, chemical, biological and aesthetic properties of water that determines its … Continue reading

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River Health and Water Quality

One needs to keep in mind the difference between water quality and river health. Water quality is defined as “to describe the physical, chemical, biological and aesthetic properties of water that determines its fitness for a variety of uses and … Continue reading

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Aller River Day 1: Two Boots in the Water

As a river walker you have to be up early, otherwise you pay the price later. Today we wanted to escape the wrath of the sun’s rays which has been predicted to be a sweltering 31 at high noon. So … Continue reading

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Rosetta to Rescue a River

Saturday 17th April dawned with not a cloud in the sky.  I (Penny Rees) was due to be in Rosetta at 08h30 to prepare for a water workshop with the Rosetta Nottingham Road (RNR) Conservancy, and after the last two … Continue reading

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miniSASS – the Movie

No doubt about it, doing a miniSASS test in streams and rivers is a great way to spend a morning! All the Midlands Conservancies have been doing them and there are more workshops planned for later in the year.  The … Continue reading

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Winterskloof Watershed

Earlier this autumn, members of the Winterskloof Conservancy gathered on a ‘freshly washed’ Sunday morning to enjoy a Water Workshop conducted by Penny Rees. Judy Bell writes: Penny Rees began the workshop at Cowan House with a discussion about the … Continue reading

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