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Using natural processes to reduce flooding York

Event date: 
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:30 to 14:30

Location: Village Inn, Brompton, Northallerton, DL6 2RL

As farmers, we are hearing more and more about how farming can help reduce flooding, protecting both urban areas and our farming colleagues’ valuable farmland downstream.

This CFE event at Brompton will introduce some of the principles of managing farmland to reduce flooding, using the River Wiske as a local example. 

This event will include an indoor morning session & site visit after lunch:

  • An introduction to managing natural processes to reduce flooding, from simple day to day farm practices to what we, as farmers, may consider more extreme interventions.

  • Opportunities for woodland creation and the role trees play in reducing flood risk and managing soils.

  • Making the most of opportunities through Catchment Sensitive Farming

  • Current opportunities to slow the flow of water and a look to the future.

  • A look at the River Wiske, the impact of flooding and the first steps of a local solution.

  • Site visit from 1.15pm  to look at initial measures on the Wiske and a discussion of the concepts from  the morning.

    Lunch provided, BASIS and NRoSO points applied for.

Please meet at the Village Inn, Brompton, Northallerton at 10.30am.

This event is in partnership with Catchment Sensitive Farming, the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, the Woodland Trust and the Dales to Vale River Network.

To book your free place,  please contact 
Fraser Hugill on 07502 425266 or [email protected]