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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Tame Valley Wetlands team! Here is a picture from our Christmas celebrationRead more.
Planting at Southfields Farm
We have been planting plug plants at Southfields Farm as part of our work to help restore and improve theRead more.
Beat the Balsam – Biological control of Himalayan Balsam
Working alongside CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International), Tame Valley Wetlands have been trialing a rust fungus as aRead more.
Beat the Balsam – Mechanical Control of an Invasive Species
Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is a non-native invasive species (NNIS) causing a major weed problem. You can read more aboutRead more.
The Tame Valley Wetlands Scheme – Our Achievements
The wetlands of the Tame Valley, located along a 20km stretch of the River Tame between Coleshill and Tamworth, offerRead more.
Tame Fish (Part 2)
Here’s another dreamy, relaxing video of fish on the River Tame. In 2016, Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership led aRead more.
The River Tame as you have never seen it before
Tame Valley Wetlands is excited to share with you the first of a few short videos filmed underwater in our fabulousRead more.
A Journey Through Tame
Fasten your seat belts and watch our film below for a whistle-stop tour of the Tame Valley Wetlands Nature ImprovementRead more.
Balsam meets its match at Church Pool Covert!
Tameforce transform a forgotten stream in a day!Read more.
Working together in the Tame Valley Wetlands – celebrating our achievements!
Nearly one hundred volunteers and representatives from local groups and organisations on the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership came togetherRead more.
Sand Martins move into the Community Wetlands at Kingsbury Water Park
Welcome to your new home!Read more.
Himalayan Balsam meets its match!
Himalayan balsam is meeting its match right now in the Tame Valley Wetlands scheme area thanks to the support fromRead more.
New tenants arrive at Hams Hall
Back in February we installed a series of wildlife cameras and nest boxes around the office at Hams Hall. DuringRead more.
We’re in the final for the UK River Prize 2018!
Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership reaches the final for the prestigious UK River Prize 2018!Read more.
Tamworth Spring Clean
DOZENS of bags of rubbish, four shopping trollies, two bicycles and a bench frame were among the waste and litter collectedRead more.
TORC lend a hand
If you’ve noticed any extra conservation work going on around Tamworth in the last few months, you may have TORCRead more.
Heritage Training Workshops to be held in Warwickshire
Warwickshire County Council in partnership with Tame Valley Wetlands is to hold a series of heritage training workshops over theRead more.
Tameforce volunteers donate over 7,000 hours since 2015
A team of dedicated volunteers have been improving the landscape of the Tame Valley Wetlands for wildlife and people, totallingRead more.
Work on the willows continues at Borrowpit Lake
The Lamb Angling Club held a work party on Sunday, 19th November 2017 to continue the work on the willows whichRead more.
Start of the ‘big’ stream clean up at Borrowpit Lake
In just 4 hours we removed 10 bags of rubbish from 30m of stream. Read more about what we found.Read more.
Pathway improvements at Borrowpit Lake
Tame Valley Wetlands are extremely grateful for help by six volunteers from Keir Services who transformed a dark, enclosed pathwayRead more.
Curdworth hedge receives heritage makeover
If you have driven along the Kingsbury Road through Curdworth village you may have noticed some work happening at theRead more.
Tame Valley Wetlands worked with the Community Environmental Trust to enhance an outdoor space at St. Gerards Primary School inRead more.
Quotes requested for the production of films
TVWLPS is seeking to commission a series of promotional films for its circular and long distance walks in the TameRead more.
Quotes requested for the creation of animated film
TVWLPS is seeking to commission a short animated film to illustrate the story and importance of the Tame Valley fromRead more.
Himalayan balsam meets its match!
Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership is working with CABI scientists and Partners to introduce a new control method for HimalayanRead more.
Lights, camera, wildlife, action!
If you had the opportunity to film your experiences in the Tame Valley Wetlands, what would they include? Walks? Wildlife?Read more.
New Gnomes and Toy Trains
This is a story of generosity, of kindness and of garden gnomes. You may remember the great ‘Gnome Massacre’ atRead more.
Friends of Tame Valley Wetlands launch meeting
The Friends of Tame Valley Wetlands will represent the local communities in the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership (TVWLP) andRead more.
Apprentice Blog: Goodbye Tame Valley Wetlands
25.08.17 Today is my last day as a marketing apprentice for the Tame Valley Wetlands. I have enjoyed every momentRead more.
NCS participants lend a helping hand!
Over the summer, almost 100 young people on the National Citizen Service (NCS) gave their time to help out onRead more.
Project Update: New Circular Walks
Two new circular walks leaflets have been produced with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Tesco's Bags of Help scheme.Read more.
Wildlife Discovery Day – BioBlitz 2017 Success!
Kingsbury Water Park's, Community Wetland is teaming with wildlife after 612 species were recorded throughout a 24 hour BioBlitz.Read more.
Tame Valley Wetlands’ Celebration Supper!
The Tame Valley Wetlands team invited local community groups, councillors, partners and volunteers to an evening of celebration on 13thRead more.
John Muir Award Update
Since January 2017, 33 young people across the Tame Valley Wetlands have achieved their John Muir Award (Discovery Level) withRead more.
Community Wetland vandalised
A community wetland area at Kingsbury Water Park has been vandalised for a third time in as many weeks.Read more.
TameFest’s third year of successful celebration!
The community came together to celebrate the landscape and heritage of the Tame Valley Wetlands for the third year inRead more.
Some of our key achievements so far…
Thank you to our staff, partners, volunteers and funders for their fantastic support so far!Read more.
Tamworth to welcome popular heritage event, TameFest!
TameFest 2017 will take place on Tamworth Castle Grounds, on Saturday 27th May for its biggest edition yet. Hosted byRead more.
Ratty’s Return project update
Tame Valley Wetlands are on a mission to create a wetland corridor fit for Water Voles, once a familiar sightRead more.
Visitor Centre gets a facelift
As part of the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme, the Kingsbury Water Park's visitor centre is getting an £80,000Read more.
BBC Countryfile visits the Tame Valley Wetlands
The BBC’s most popular rural show visits North Warwickshire in search of Britain’s fastest declining mammal, the water vole, discoveringRead more.
Discover, explore and conserve – a John Muir Award Tale
Students at the Kingsbury School have been on a journey of discovery as they explored their local country park asRead more.
Make a Difference in Conservation, Train for Free!
Local people are being offered a FREE, nationally recognised qualification in Environmental & Heritage Conservation. Courtesy of the Tame ValleyRead more.
Invasive Species Week 27th March – 2nd April
This week is Invasive Species Week, hosted by NNIS (Non-native invasive species). Would like to know more about them specifically?Read more.
Partnership Scheme engages with 2,500 school children!
Since May 2015, Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme has engaged with over 2,500 children from 31 different schools.Read more.
An important time for the Tame Valley Wetlands
The Tame Valley Wetlands, spanning from Birmingham through rural North Warwickshire and Tamworth, is a landscape of real importance forRead more.
Community Wetlands Project completed
The new and improved Sand Martin bank has now been installed at Kingsbury Water Park's Community Wetland.Read more.
Doing our bit for National Nest Box Week
BTO National Nest Box Week: 14th-21st February 2017 In preparation of the BTO’s 20th National Nest Box Week (NNBW) and the onsetRead more.
Tesco Bags for Help Projects
Work has started on the ground to improve walking routes throughout the Tame Valley Wetlands area, thanks to Tesco's BagsRead more.
Tameside LNR welcomes Sand Martins with new Des Res
Sand Martins migrating to the Tame Valley now have a new custom made hotel at Tameside Local Nature Reserve.Read more.
Hedgerow restored at Whitacre Heath SSSI
During January 2017, contractors working for Tame Valley Wetlands restored 170m of native hedgerow using traditional methods at Whitacre HeathRead more.
Six of Britain’s Toughest Winter Wildlife
Winter is the coldest and darkest time of year. While we’re keeping warm in our heated houses and warm clothing,Read more.
Tame Valley Wetlands 2016 Highlights
This year has been a busy one for the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme. Led by Warwickshire Wildlife TrustRead more.
Wandering in the Woods
There has been a journey of discovery this year, as young people from Project Nirvana, run by Warwickshire Community andRead more.
Watch the Community Wetlands project film!
Have you heard about our wetland creation project at Kingsbury Water Park? Watch the short film we made about thisRead more.
Launch of Warwickshire Wildlife Watcher Scheme
A new scheme to raise awareness and improve reporting of incidents of wildlife crime is being launched in Warwickshire onRead more.
Taming the Tame – Press release!
A major project to restore an island along the River Tame in Fazeley got underway this week as part of a HeritageRead more.
Woodland transformed thanks to local residents!
Coleshill’s residents joined forces with the Tame Valley Wetlands, local councillors Dom Ferro and Adam Farrell and Amey NDS toRead more.
Summer 16′ – Young fun in the sun!
A summer of youth engagement across the Tame Valley Wetlands Young people tend to get a bad rep in theRead more.
Access Task Force Volunteers Wanted!
Become a Tame Valley Wetlands Access Task Force volunteer! Interested? Click here for more details.Read more.
NCS Tamworth’s battle with balsam!
A team of 16-17 year-olds from Tamworth’s National Citizen Service (NCS), led by UpRising Birmingham, have given over 300 hoursRead more.
A ‘buzzing’ day at Kingsbury Water Park!
Kingsbury Water Park buzzes in the sunshine! On a hot, sunny, somewhat breezy day, visitors to Kingsbury Water Park enjoyedRead more.
Fun Work Experience Week!
Steven’s account of his work experience week with the TVW team: From the 27th of June to the 1st ofRead more.
TameFest 2016 Success!
Tame Valley Wetlands has celebrated its local heritage with the annual TameFest event, hosted this year at Kingsbury Water Park.Read more.
Volunteering This week we’ve celebrated volunteering and encouraged people to join in. Volunteering is an essential asset to any charity,Read more.
Throwback Thursday – Lea Ford Cottage
The History of Lea Ford Cottage Seen as it’s a Thursday, we’ve decided to do a throwback and whatRead more.
John Muir Award Opportunities
John Muir Award! Is your youth group looking for a new challenge? The John Muir Award is a great wayRead more.
#TameYouth – Volunteering Opportunities
Join TameYouth! TameYouth is for young people (16-25) in the area who are keen on the outdoors, want toRead more.
Exciting new community wetland project receives boost from Biffa Award
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has been awarded a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award to create a new community wetland at KingsburyRead more.
New Tame Valley Wetlands Activity Guide now out!
The latest Tame Valley Wetlands Activity Guide, covering December 2015 to April 2016, is now available! You can pick up yourRead more.
Local groups receive over £7,000 from TVW community grant
The Tame Valley Wetlands have awarded grants to 6 local groups, which will be used to deliver environmental projects inRead more.
£2.5 million Tame Valley Wetlands Scheme in full flow…
PRESS RELEASE Thanks to £1.8 million from the National Lottery’s Heritage Lottery Fund, an exciting and ambitious new landscape partnershipRead more.
Fairytale canal bridge gets a makeover
As part of the Tame Valley Wetlands Scheme, the Canal & River Trust have restored one of the most unusual andRead more.
CABI releases rust fungus to control invasive weed, Himalayan balsam (26 August 2014)
From today, not-for-profit research organization, CABI, will be releasing a rust fungus at locations in Berkshire, Cornwall and Middlesex asRead more.
Seen us on BBC Midlands Today Springwatch?
As we get the ball rolling on our exciting new scheme to help restore and reconnect people with the hiddenRead more.
Press Release: 3rd April 2014
£1.7 million funding awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the Tame Valley Over £1.7 million has been securedRead more.
Our Partners: an updated list (March’14)
As of the beginning of March 2014, the following list of 18 organisations are the official members of the TameRead more.
Working with nature to reduce flooding…
The Tame Valley provides a good example as to how best we should help reduce flood risk: dredging, particularly in theRead more.
The River Tame is the largest tributary of the River Trent and the main river in the West Midlands, approximatelyRead more.
Completion of the Development Phase
An Update: The Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership (TVWLP) submitted its second round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)Read more.
Press Release 07.08.13
Development of £2.4 million Tame Valley Wetlands Scheme in full flow… A Partnership of organisations behind an exciting new schemeRead more.