Restoring the Willow Carr – Justin Whitehouse speaks to BBC Radio Cornwall

In December, Justin Whitehouse (National Trust) was interviewed by BBC Radio Cornwall about our recent efforts to restore natural flooding to the Willow Carr, woodland area, below Helston. The Willow Carr project will improve habitat for the benefit of local plant species and animals such as the otter. One element of the project involved laying…

A method for increasing the accuracy of flood prediction

Helston periodically experiences flooding, caused by high amounts of surface runoff from the increasingly urbanized catchment flowing into a small and modified channel. Beatrix Webb (Masters student at Camborne School of Mines) spent 2015 investigating whether the geophysical technique of electrical resistivity can be used as a low cost method to improve the accuracy of flood prediction.   The technique…

Congratulations to Cornwall Wildlife Trust for Sustainability Award

Huge congratulations to Cornwall Wildlife Trust for winning ‘Best example of Environmental Growth’ along with Westcountry Rivers Trust for our collaborative ‘Upstream Thinking’ project funded by South West Water. Shortlisted applicants spent the evening at the Headland Hotel in Newquay and were treated to an inspiring talk from environmentalist Jonathon Porritt before the awards were…