Lark Restoration Work Party 3rd NIvember 2018 – Jubilee Fields

Next Lark restoration work party at Jubilee Fields! We are planning a work party on Saturday November 3rd 2018. Rob Mungovan is going to lead this day. We are planning an AM and a PM session. Please do let me know ( which session you prefer.

River Restoration Workshop 27th October 2018 – West Stow

We have a river restoration workshop all planned and ready to roll for Saturday October 27th. We hope as many Mildenhall volunteers as can manage will come to West Stow County Park. The event is free and includes lunch. Giving us the A-Z of river restoration will be Rob Mungovan from the Wild Trout Trust, acknowledged experts on this subject and our own restoration co-ordinator Glenn Smithson. Included will be a visit to an award-winning Lark restoration -just 5 minutes from the West Stow visitor centre. We don’t have any plans to repeat this any … Read more

Suffolk Sustainability

The first Suffolk Sustainability and Innovation Summit will be held at the University of Suffolk on 2nd February 2018 within the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC). This event will bring together Industry and Academic Leaders, businesses, students and key stakeholders to reflect on how innovation is unlocking the true value of incorporating sustainability in to business strategy.


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About the RLCP

The River Lark Partnership What is The River Lark Partnership? The River Lark Partnership is a group of organisations and individuals that have come together to enable a cohesive approach to the environmental challenges facing the River Lark. From waterways management to wildlife protection our rivers and waterways need support if they are to thrive. Rather than continue to work as separate groups- The River Lark Catchment Partnership aims to pool resources, expertise and knowledge to help sustain a vibrant, healthy waterway, so crucial to this part of East Anglia. The partnership consists of various … Read more

River Lark FREE Event

The River Lark Needs Your Help! Free tea and cakes – join us for a chat Join us & find out how you can help: Meet Expert Environment Agency Staff Experience our River Model Demonstration Take a Guided Walk of the River Chat to members over tea and bacon butties! *Stay awhile – Meet active members of the group, get your questions answered and we will be happy to provide tea and excellent bacon butties! RLCP Member responsible for river restoration – Glenn Smithson on hand to update you on what;s happening. Rob Clapham in … Read more

FREE River Lark Event at Mildenhall

The River Lark Needs Your Help Join us & find out how you can help: Meet Expert Environment Agency Staff Experience our River Model Demonstration Take a Guided Walk of the River Mildenhall is home to one of the finest stretches of the River Lark but due to poor past management and pressures of over abstraction this part of the river is no longer what it used to be. Find out how you can help restore the river to its former glory. The good news is that if we all work together we can all … Read more

Himalayan Balsam – removing this intruder!

Preserving the environmental heritage of Bury St Edmunds and its beautiful water meadows can be a challenge, not least when the offending invader is the pretty pink plant known as Himalayan Balsam. 12 volunteers from the Bury Water Meadows group (BWMG) recently met in Holywater Meadows and The Butts to rid the River Linnet of this plant which has seeds that will explode up to 22 feet. A second weekend work party has now completed clearance of the Linnet and made a start at No Mans Meadows on clearing the Lark. What is Himalayan Balsam? … Read more

Radio Suffolk Interview

Chairman of the RLCP, Andrew Hinchley is being interviewed by Radio Suffolk about the partnership. Make sure you listen on Wednesday 07/09/2016 at 3.10 pm Lesley Dolphin  98.5FM/ 104.6 FM / Digital All about Suffolk – from farming, food, gardening, local history and a sofa guest.  You can also listen again to a repeat of the programme after broadcast. Enjoy the show.

Award for restoration work at West Stow

Member organisation Bury St Edmunds Trout Club has recently received a national award for its’ river restoration work on the West Stow stretch of the Lark. Read the East Anglian Daily Times article here (picture courtesy of the East Anglian daily Times) Copyright Ian Hawkins Ian Hawkins will be leading a guided visit to show the restoration work and all are welcome! 6pm on Wednesday 21st September. Meet at the car park of the West Stow Country Park. The evening has been organised by the Bury Water Meadows Group (BWMG), but is open to all (£2 … Read more