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Christopher Davidge, Chairman of the River Nene Regional Park

Christopher Davidge

It is with great sadness that we announce the unfortunate loss of our Chairman Christopher Davidge. Christopher played a key role in setting up the company in 2007 and remained our Chairman until his passing in December 2014.
What a newly created meadow can look like…this was created at Upper Heyford in 2008 and now provides a haven from which wildflowers, butterflies, and birds can spread into surrounding areas

Nature Improvement Areas are boosting wildlife, communities and economy.

WILDLIFE, communities and local economies are reaping the benefits of England's new Nature Improvement Areas, according to a report published on the 14th November.

The Nene Valley is one of these twelve Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs) set up by the government in 2012, which have helped farmers to access EU grants, made valuable contributions towards university research and boosted the £210 billion rural economy.

They've also attracted outside investment – more than £730,000 from business partners and £7.8 million from NGOs and not-for-profit organisations.

Treezilla

Treezilla - The Monster Map of Trees

Treezilla is an exciting new platform for citizen science that everyone from school children to university students and the general public can get involved with.

The idea is to map every tree in Britain.

This will create a data-rich platform on which a wide range of citizen science investigations can be built.

The Big Draw 'It's Our World' Event

The Big Draw is holding an event alongside the River Nene in Peterborough.

On 1st November over 2500 drawings done by the local community will be connecting the Wildlife Trust Woodston Ponds, Railworld & the Wildlife Haven and the Green Backyard with drawings to celebrate 'It's Our World' the theme of this year's The Big Draw.

New Sign at Forests for Life Rockingham Planting Site

New Sign at Rockingham Planting Site

A sign has been installed at the most recent Boughton Estate planting site alongside the public footpath with a beautiful view of the planting area behind it. The sign provides an outline of the planting and acknowledges and thanks the numerous parties and volunteers involved.
Name Your Drink with RNRP

Name Your Drink with RNRP

Are you a budding designer, or ever stood in a pub or beer festival and thought you could think of a great and inventive name for an ale! Or perhaps you are all about supporting local businesses, communities, the countryside and making a difference?
Name Your Drink with RNRP - Winner Announced

Name Your Drink with RNRPWinner Announced

The winner has now been announced of River Nene Regional Park CIC, in partnership with Nobby's brewery's competition to both name and design a label for a new, locally produced beer.
River Nene Himalayan Survey

River Nene Himalayan Survey

The Northamptonshire Biodiversity Records Centre (NBRC) are working with the Environment Agency to find out where Himalayan Balsam is growing along the River Nene.  Everyone is invited to take part in a Himalayan Balsam survey to search for the Pink Invader.

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