Septic Tanks – an unknown risk

With the exception of Helston the Cober Catchment is sparsely populated rural area. Many homes, if not most, in the middle and upper regions of the catchment will use a septic tank to manage their sewage. Phosphate is a nutrient present in sewage and posses a risk to water quality as it leads to algae growth. As you know, this…

Sustainable farming around Loe Pool

In December 2013 Geography students from University of Exeter were guided around Chyvarloe Farm bordering Loe Pool by Paul Parfitt (farmer), Jeremy Clitherow (HLS advisor for Chyvarloe farm) from Natural England, Dr Mike Leyshon and Timothy Walker from the University of Exeter. The students were studying how a sustainable farm works in contemporary Britain. In particular the role of…