[15.10.18] River Restoration Center Hills to Levels Site Visit

Last week I went down to Somerset for a tour of the Hills to Levels Project across the catchment. Hills to Levels was the winner of the UK River Prize 2018, and winner of the catchment-scale category.Read more

[08.10.18] Woods for Water

The North Devon Biosphere and the Blackdown Hills AONB are offering advice and competitive grants for farmers to fund woodland planting and management to protect water bodies from agricultural run-off.Read more

[19.09.18] More flexibility for farmers following this year's weather conditions

If you’re an agreement holder, find out more about temporary prescription adjustments that have been made to some CS and ES options.Read more

[12.09.18] FWAG SW working closely with the LANDWISE Project

FWAGSW are working closely with the LANDWISE Project to establish how land use and land management can contribute to reducing flood risk.Read more

[10.09.18] Great News for Woodland Creation Applicants

You can now apply for Countryside Stewardship (CS) woodland creation capital grant year-round in our new rolling window which opens for applications from Monday 10th September 2018.Read more

[06.09.18] The Headwaters of the Stour Project

FWAG SW are working with partners at DWT, CSF and the EA to improve the water environment in the River Stour catchment. Read more to see if you could get involved.Read more

[16.08.18] The Kingfisher Award Scheme Short Video: 25 Year Celebrations and East Devon Launch

This year we celebrated 25 years of the Kingfisher Awards, and what a year we had! As well as Kingfisher schemes taking place in Somerset, Cornwall and Devon, this year we launched East Devon KAS too.Read more

[08.08.18] Natural England release Hints and Tips Blog in order to help you with your Mid Tier Application

The deadline for Countryside Stewardship (CS) Mid-Tier applications is fast approaching. If you want to apply, remember Natural England must receive your form and any supporting evidence by 31 August 2018. This blog will help you.Read more

[19.07.18] Great turnout and fascinating topics discussed at Tredudwell Manor farm walk

On Wednesday 18th July 2018, over 40 farmers, journalists, neighbors, friends and family met at Tredudwell Manor for a farm walk, discussions and celebration for Tom Tolputt who was awarded the Cornwall Otter Trophy last year.Read more

[12.07.18] Farmers Invited to Bid in Somerset's First Online Auction for Flood Works

Farmers in the River Tone and River Parrett catchments within Somerset will soon be able to bid online for public money for works to help stop flooding.Read more

[05.07.18] Celebrating 25 Years of the Kingfisher Award Scheme and Launch of East Devon KAS

On Tuesday 3rd of July 2018 at Bicton Arena, Clinton Devon Estates held the 25 year celebration of the Kingfisher Award Scheme, along with the launch of East Devon KAS.Read more

[28.06.18] Cumbrian Farmer Wins Prestigious National Award for Farming and Conservation

A Cumbrian Farmer has been recognised by the farming and conservation industry for his outstanding efforts to promote good habitat and environmental management on his farm.Read more

[27.06.18] Application return deadline for Countryside Stewardship extended to 31 August

The deadline for Countryside Stewardship application packs to be received by Natural England has been extended by one monthRead more

[04.06.18] Come and see us at the Royal Cornwall Show this year on stand 318, opposite the Members' Pavilion

If you are visiting the show this year and have a question for us, our advisers will be on hand to help. We will also have some activities to get involved with, a short FWAG SW newsletter for you to pick up and a special show offer for new members!Read more

[25.05.18] Deadlines for all Mid Tier and New CS Offers for Wildlife

The deadline for requesting Countryside Stewardship application packs is close. You have until 31st May to request a pack for 2018 applications by completing and returning an application request form.Read more

[18.05.18] Dennings Down Farm Presented the Devon Bronze Otter Award for Conservation for 2017

A Farm Walk took place at Dennings Down Farm, Axminster, on the afternoon of Wednesday 16th May 2018 to present Hamish Bengough with the Devon Bronze Otter Award for the remarkable and innovative conservation work he is undertaking on his farm.Read more

[10.05.18] Countryside Stewardship Payment Claim Deadline has been Extended to 15th June (from 15th May)

The Countryside Stewardship (CS) claim deadline is being extended by one month to 15th June 2018.Read more

[09.05.18] Jenny Phelps speaks at the World Wide Fund for Nature Farm Advice Conference

Jenny Phelps, Senior Farm Conservation Adviser, gave a talk at the World Wide Fund for Nature Farm Advice Conference yesterday, on Tuesday 8th May 2018Read more

[08.05.18] Hedgehog Awareness Week 6th to 12th May 2018

It's Hedgehog Awareness Week this week, running from the 6th to the 12th of May. That means the perfect opportunity to learn about what you can do to help protect hedgehog habitats!Read more

[01.05.18] Working together to support famers and the environment

'A charity has welcomed the formation of a new group to help farmers work together and promote business and the environment in Dorset', Dorset Echo reports.Read more

[27.04.18] FWAG SouthWest Hills to Levels Project Awarded the National 2018 UK Rivers Prize

FWAG SouthWest Announce Hills to Levels Project has won the UK Rivers Prize. Somerset Farmers are paving the way for the governments post Brexit policy on flood prevention. Read the full press release here.Read more

[24.04.18] Hills to Levels has WON the UK Rivers Prize for 2018!

We are thrilled to announce that Hills to Levels has won the UK Rivers Prize for 2018! The Hills to Levels team are thrilled to have received this wonderful recognition for all the hard work.Read more

[17.04.18] Deadlines for all Mid Tier and New CS Offers for Wildlife - Request your pack before 31st May 2018

It is crucial that you request your application pack before the deadline of 31st May 2018. The request form can be found via this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/countryside-stewardship-mid-tier-including-water-quality-capital-items-manual. If you are unable to complete the form online call Natural England on 0208 026 1089.Read more