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Tourism industry celebrates the region’s Protected Landscapes

The South West’s twenty Protected Landscapes have been recognised by being awarded the “Outstanding Contribution” to Tourism accolade at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards. More than 450 people from the tourism sector in the South West attended the gala … Continue reading

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Managing Environmental Change in Uncertain Times – Tamar Valley AONB Annual Forum

Join the Tamar Valley AONB team on Wednesday 21st February at the Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls, for their Annual Forum focussing this year on Managing Environmental Change in Uncertain Times. The key note speaker will be Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones (The Black Farmer) who … Continue reading

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Orchard Planting Day & Landowner Advice session to help Devon’s Bats

A Devon-based project dedicated to conserving one of the county’s most endangered animals is running a practical volunteer task day later this month, to plant apple trees back into a traditional orchard. A Landowner Advice day has also been planned … Continue reading

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Defra’s 25-Year Environmental Plan Welcomed

On Thursday 11 January, the long-awaited Defra 25-year environmental plan was launched. The plan forms the culmination of over 2 years of close work and consultation with environmental bodies, including the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NAAONB). … Continue reading

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Volunteers wanted to record Tamar Valley’s historic daffodils

Following the great success of the Heralds of Spring daffodil survey earlier this year, organisers are seeking volunteers to help record the early varieties of Tamar Valley daffodil. Training events for the National Lottery funded project, to record and raise … Continue reading

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Survey Results revealed at Tamar Valley Daffodil Project Conference

The much-loved National Lottery funded Heralds of Spring project, celebrating and recording local varieties of daffodils in the Tamar Valley landscape, held its conference earlier this month, where results from the spring survey were revealed. With standing room only, the … Continue reading

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Bere Alston schoolchildren get set for Spring

Pupils from Bere Alston Primary School gathered their trowels and forks last week, as they planted 50 Tamar Valley daffodil bulbs in the school grounds. Dale Wood, volunteer with Tamar Grow Local, joined the children with local varieties of bulbs … Continue reading

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Devon receives national investment from Sport England to help older people get active in nature

Devon’s Local Nature Partnership has been awarded £500,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England to deliver a new and exciting 5 year programme that will support older people in Devon and Torbay to connect actively to nature. The ‘Connecting … Continue reading

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Devon Bat Survey Walk and Research Talk in the Tamar Valley

Join members of the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project team later this month, for a late afternoon walk and evening talk in the Tamar Valley to hear the latest findings on the research being carried out into these wonderful nocturnal … Continue reading

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