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Agricultural Diffuse Pollution Project
The level of engagement from farmers has been really positive so far, with both of the workshops run by Creedy Associates receiving full attendance! There has also been a strong uptake in farm visits (particularly infrastructure audits) and many farmers are looking to apply for the grant scheme. The deadline for grant aid under the ADPP is 28th Feb 2014.  Find out more information regarding the Agricultural Diffuse Pollution Project and grant aid available.


New Biosphere website live

The new look website is much easier on the eye and provides clearer, better presented information about the Biosphere  and is linked better to social media.

NIA Events

Do you live in the River Torridge catchment? Do you care about the wildlife?
If yes, come along to a Linking life in the Torridge event where a team from the Nature Improvement Area where you can meet other likeminded people, find out what’s happening across the NIA and discover how the NIA could support local activities that connect local communities and wildlife wildlife
 
Saturday 8th March between 10am and 1pm
Great Torrington Pannier Market and 1646 Café
 
Tuesday 18th March between 9am and 1pm
Hatherleigh Market
 
Even if you can’t make it to one of the events please do tell us about the wild places in your parish by filling in this simple questionnaire (It only takes 5 minutes – we promise)

From guided habitat visits to volunteer tasks, from landowner training days to family fun days, the Nature Improvement Area project’s events calendar for spring and summer is filling up. NIA outreach events calendar
 

Coastwise North Devon

Discover the Biosphere’s stunning coastal wildlife through the spring and summer programme of talks and activities” Coastwise Events

Social Entrepreneurs Training

If you live or work in Devon, give yourself or your enterprise a kick start in the New Year!  More about the programme.
 
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Tarka Trail Tops a Million

Cycle counters at 9 locations have recorded 586,648 cycle passes in 2013.  As a rule of thumb, cycle pass totals can be doubled to include pedestrians giving an estimated total ‘traffic’ figure for the Trail of over 1 million. Since 2002, there have been over 5.5 million recorded cycle passes between Braunton and Meeth giving an estimated total traffic of 11 million. More


Order Biosphere Cookbook online

This special cook book tells the story of north Devon’s food and its links to our culture and environment.  Order a copy online
Bronze Otter Returns to the Biosphere
The FWAG South West Bronze Otter Trophy is awarded each year in celebration of the long term commitment to more sustainable practices shown by their Devon members. 

The Biosphere Sustainable Farming Award is offered to the highest scoring farm in the North Devon World Biosphere Area.  You can enter HERE


Project Wildthing

We have teamed up with the Plough Arts Centre to bring the amazing 'Project Wild Thing' film to north Devon this February half term. Described by the Guardian “as a film that will change your life” the feature length documentary is a funny and revealing look at a complex issue, the increasingly fragile connection between children and nature and reveals the true value of the ultimate free wonder-product: Nature. More information, including how to order tickets
 
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