Spring lamb

In this issue

SSAFO – changes to notification procedure and guidance
Biosecurity – protecting your business
The River Ryton project tackling diffuse pollution
Grassland derogation – reminder to submit records
Abstraction – reminder to submit returns


The World Fish Migration Day 2016 (WFMD) is a one day global – local event.

Source: World Fish Migration Day: 21 May 2016

Spring Newsletter

Together with the Environment Agency, the Trent Rivers Trust is measuring pollution in one of the most urbanised and polluted tributaries of the River Amber in the Derwent catchment.
Nine probes or ‘sondes’ record pollution every half hour for six weeks so provide a good baseline of water quality data for our ‘The River Starts Here’ project to improve Alfreton and Oakerthorpe Brooks.
Senior Project Manager Julie Wozniczka says:  “Working together on this pioneering project allows  both partners to make best use of resources, skills and expertise. It will provide us with a baseline to allow us to measure the impact of our future work to clean up these brooks.”
The Environment Agency's Steve Ralphs installing a sonde in the Alfreton Brook

The Environment Agency’s Steve Ralphs installing a sonde in the Alfreton Brook

Source: The Trent Rivers Trust – Spring Newsletter

For more information on the DerwentWISE Landscape Conservation Partnership please take a look at the project’s new website http://www.derwentwise.com for information on projects, training opportunities, events, grants and more!

DerwentWISE – the Lower Derwent Valley Living Landscape Partnership Project | Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

How to store oil safely, check which oil storage regulations apply and pollution penalties


Storing oil at your home or business – GOV.UK



The Oil Care Campaign is a joint initiative to provide advice – helping you look after, recycle and reduce the environmental risk of oil

Reduce the Environmental Impact of Oil

Our ways of working are changing. The diverse and often challenging work by our Land & Water teams across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire all help to protect the environment, respond to pollution incidents and regulate Industry, Agriculture and other companies. In the coming weeks we will begin to showcase the work of our committed staff in words and pictures.