CVF on BBC Countryfile 18th Nov 2018

Our fight against Floating Pennywort has come to the attention of BBC Countryfile. On 25th October they filmed us at Kingfishers Bridge nature reserve showing their presenter (Sean Fletcher) how we tackle Floating Pennywort

The film Director, Jo, has came up with  an entertaining and informative story line, shown on BBC 1 5:30pm on Sunday 18th November.  It’s available on iplayer  until mid december 2018 here. Our bit starts 15minutes in.

The same episode  features Kingfishers Bridge’s Water buffalo, Donald  and Dumbo, who’re also getting stuck in helping protect Kingfishers Bridge from the Pennywort ….  We think Donald might be the true star of the show!

Treeworks start on schedule

Despite floods, cold weather warnings and even a few flurries of snow, our contractors ML Partnership start the massive task of pruning back the overhanging trees that have been causing such trouble trapping pennywort on the upper Cam.

It’s going to be a big job!

Wet weather has made the access track on the east bank impassible, so they’re working from 2 large punts on loan from Scudamores.

These were brought up river by two Cam Valley Forum volunteers, Simon and Alec, a few days before