Conservation volunteers join forces to maintain rare plant reintroduction site on Loe Pool

By Bethany Rossiter A very sunny Thursday 17th May played host to another successful ‘Loe Pool Make-a-Difference’ day, which saw groups of volunteers from Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s ‘Wild Cober’ group and Penrose volunteers, work together to help maintain the strapwort site on Carminowe Creek. This work, which has been funded by the Whitley Wildlife Conservation…

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…

Macrophyte Monitoring

This report details the results of the 2015 Loe Pool boat and grapnel survey, part on an ongoing programme of macrophyte monitoring undertaken on this lake since 1999.   The Loe is currently eutrophic and in unfavourable condition. It fails to meet Natural England’s conservation objectives for the macrophyte community composition, macrophyte community structure and…

Trialling the rolling ball risk maps

At the heart of Loe Pool Forum’s (LPF) approach to addressing water environment risks is the idea of Integrated Catchment Management (ICM); “a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources, in order to maximise the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability…