East Devon KAS

The Kingfisher Award Scheme began in Devon 25 years ago on the home farm of Clinton Devon Estates.Read more

Terms and Conditions

Prior to any organised event, that is booked with FWAG South West, the client must agree to FWAG SW’s Terms & Conditions. A copy of these Terms & Conditions can be found here.Read more

Key farming dates

Throughout the calendar year, it is important to remember the dates in which farm tasks need to be completed as well as dates in which schemes and grants close. We have provided some useful dates to add to your calendar. Click here to see more.Read more

Action Plan

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Somerset Catchment Partnership

Somerset Catchment Partnership is bringing together a range of organisations who work within the water environments of Somerset since 2013.Read more

Somerset KAS

The Kingfisher Award Scheme has been running in Somerset for 10 years and is coordinated by Louise Kennedy.Read more

Cornwall KAS

The Kingfisher Award Scheme has been running in Cornwall for 10 years and is coordinated by Jacky Cherry.Read more

Farm Plastics Recycling Scheme

The first FWAG Farm Plastics Recycling Scheme began in 2004 and has taken place annually ever since. The aim of the scheme is to provide farmers with a responsible, environmentally sound way to recycle plastic, preventing it from going to landfill. The scheme is simple and straight forward, with no membership fees so the farmers only pay for the plastic they bring.Read more

Catchment Partnership Action Plan

The Action Plan is driven by the priorities that the Steering Group have agreed for the partnership and provides a list of activities and actions supported by the Steering Group through discussion and agreement.Read more

Upper Thames Catchment Description

The Upper Thames catchment includes the entire area that drains into the River Thames from its source south-east of Cirencester at Kemble eastwards to Lechlade. The Upper Thames also includes tributaries that drain from the north in the Cotswolds and the south from the Vale of the White Horse. There are a total of 35 water bodies in the catchment (see map here on the 'Water Bodies' page).Read more

Water Framework Directive

The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) came into force in 2000 and was transposed into UK law in 2003. Its purpose is to enhance the status and prevent further deterioration in the ecology of aquatic ecosystems and their associated wetlands and groundwater.Read more

Metaldehyde Mitigation Projects

Metaldehyde is the active ingredient in many slug pellets, which are essential for protecting crops such as winter cereals and oilseed rape against slug damage. Unfortunately, metaldehyde can be washed into surface waters where it will not dissolve or break down and metaldehyde is very difficult for water companies to remove through the drinking water treatment processes.Read more

Projects

Partner organisations are delivering a range of projects that target areas most at risk within the catchment, addressing the causes of ecological damage to our rivers. These projects also deliver other objectives such as reducing flooding risk and improving soil management.Read more

Upper Thames Catchment Partnership NEW PAGES

Since 2012, the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West (FWAG SW) and the Countryside and Communities Research Institute (CCRI) has hosted a collaboration of organisations within the Upper Thames, striving to improve the water environment and provide wider benefits for people and nature at a catchment scale.Read more

Monitoring and Evaluation

Many partners already monitoring projects and the Partnership will be looking at gathering the available information to report on environmental improvements at catchment scale.Read more

The WILD Project (Phase 2)

The WILD (Water with Integrated Local Delivery) projects use the valuable knowledge, experience and commitment of local communities to protect and enhance their local natural assets. WILD 2 is the second phase of the WILD project that started in 2013.Read more

ILD – Integrated Local Delivery

Inspiring and enabling local communities: An Integrated Delivery Model for Localism and the Environment. Click here to read more about the ILD and to download the supporting documents.Read more

Coln Habitat Management Programme (Entrust)

Restoration of river ecology and bankside habitat through in-channel works and reduction of overshading. Installation of large woody debris and leaky dams to slow water flow and improve fish habitat. Himalayan balsam removal. Working with local volunteers.Read more

Ernest Cook Trust River Coln Restoration Project

Led by the Ernest Cook Trust, this project aims to improve water quality throughout the estate through riparian management and river restoration.Read more

Upper Coln Natural Flood Management

The project will be working with the local community to put in place physical structures such as woody debris dams and hedges and assessing whether we can improve the water holding capacity of the soil and infiltration rates by tackling compaction issues, planting deep-rooted legume and herb-rich swards and creating wetland areas.Read more