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Galloway Fisheries Trust

Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. DG8 6ND
Telephone: 01671 403011 · Fax: 01671 402248 · Scottish Registered Charity No. SC020751

Looking downstream on the River Cree

Brown Trout

Looking upstream on the River Bladnoch

Felling of commercial forestry in Galloway Forest Park

Looking upstream on the River Luce

North American Signal Crayfish

The sandy beach at Loch Grannoch

Belted Galloway Cattle, or 'Belties'

Fly fishing on the River Cree

Murray's Monument

A small upland burn

A stoneloach

The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet

A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn

A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee

Planning the year for the CIRB project

07 February 2014

Project partners' meeting in Ayrshire Rivers Trust's new office (Photo: Ayrshire Rivers Trust)

Project partners' meeting in Ayrshire Rivers Trust's new office (Photo: Ayrshire Rivers Trust)

Stem injecting Japanese Knotweed

Stem injecting Japanese Knotweed

GFT recently attended a CIRB project partners meeting, held at the Ayrshire Rivers Trust’s new office, to discuss the progress so far in each area of the project and make plans for the forthcoming season. In attendance was RAFTS, Queens University Belfast, Ayrshire Rivers Trust, Argyll Fisheries Trust, Tweed Forum and of course Galloway Fisheries Trust.

At this point in time, Project Officer Neil Dalrymple is keen to hear from anyone that would be interested in volunteering with the trust through the CIRB project to assist with controlling invasive plants by spraying from a knapsack sprayer and/or stem injecting with an injector gun. Volunteers will be trained by a local education centre to gain the nationally recognised City and Guilds qualification for chemical application at levels PA1, PA6 and PA6aw. It is very important that sprayers have the qualification PA6aw, which allows the operator to control vegetation within the buffer zone of a watercourse. The course is free of charge to the volunteer and all equipment is provided by the CIRB project. To register your interest, CLICK HERE and have Neil record your name.

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