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C.A.T.C.H. will be holding its annual jumble sale this week, on Saturday 5th March, this time in the Memorial Hall, 11.00am till 2.00pm. There’s still time to donate good quality items you’d like rid of, in support of a local, noble cause.
What better way to celebrate Christmas this year than to pick other people's grimey rubbish out of a cold, wet river? And to top it off, it's totally FREE.
Join us at Carymoor Environmental Trust on 10th December for a free course, giving people a chance to learn the traditional rural skill of hedgelaying to maintain livestock-proof hedges and create a fantastic habitat for wildlife.
The C.A.T.C.H. team have organised a public action day for this Sunday, 19th July, for the specific purpose of pulling up Himalayan Balsam, an invasive, non-native plant species that takes over the river bank and damages the ecosystem.
On Saturday 25th April 2015 volunteers, including members of C.A.T.C.H. working with the Recreation Ground Working Group as well as other members of the public, worked tirelessly to prepare the soil and sow the seed for a new wild flower meadow near the play area.
On Sunday 19th April 2015, the C.A.T.C.H. team removed a sluice gate in the Hawkers Bridge weir, Wincanton. There are two weirs bookending the Wincanton stretch of the River Cale, preventing fish passing back up through them to reach up-stream.
Join the C.A.T.C.H. team and other local organisations on Saturday 25th April to watch (and maybe help!) as a new Memorial Meadow is planted with wild flowers and poppies in what was once overgrown land at Cale Park.
Chris Sperring, a professional wildlife conservationist most recognisable these days by his involvement with the BBC's Springwatch, will be in Wincanton on 13th March to give a talk on wildlife conservation in this area. Tickets only £3!
Volunteer ‘Butterfly Transect Walker’ Julian Rawlins monitors butterfly numbers on the Carymoor nature reserve near Castle Cary. He reports on his 2014 results, revealing that it was a good summer for butterflies.
Community action group C.A.T.C.H. will be carrying out their next litter pick along the River Cale on Sunday 1st March 2015. As always, the group would like to invite any willing volunteers to join them on the day from 9.00am.
C.A.T.C.H. aims to repeat the success of its jumble sale held in the Balsam Centre on the same date last year. To help raise money for the work the team does to clean and protect the river Cale, donate your non-electrical stuff! 11am - 2pm, 30p entry, under 12s free.
The Environment Agency has seen fit to release a significant stock of bred fish into the River Cale in Wincanton, as a direct result of, and credit to the work C.A.T.C.H. has been doing to clean up the river and improve its status as a bio-diverse habitat.
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