Calder Future (part of Calderdale Sustainability Forum) is a partnership between the local community and agencies which have responsibility for waterways within the Calder Valley, to bring a co-ordinated approach to river and canal improvements and provide volunteering opportunities for those that live and work next to the water. Throughout its work Calder Future has been about improving the positive aspects of our rivers, but recently we’ve been forcefully reminded of their darker side if they and the surrounding landscape are not managed properly to reduce the risk of flooding. This requires an increased emphasis on ‘river stewardship’ and Calder Future, as a partner with Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency, will be playing an important part in delivering this essential responsibility.
 

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Young people take river action

This summer we have been working with the Calder Valley Clean-up Team http://www.caldervalleycleanup.org.uk to involve local young people in river stewardship tasks. The youngsters are part of the NCS programme http://www.ncsthechallenge.org which aims to give 16-17 year olds the opportunity to take part in

River Calder River Day events 2017

There are several opportunities to get involved in cleaning up your section of river as part of Calder Future’s ‘River Day’ events in June. On Saturday 3rd June there is a clean-up in Sowerby Bridge where the River Calder meets

River Stewardship in action

Calder Future has been working with other partner organisations to set up activities which enable people to improve the river environment within Calderdale. The river stewardship scheme is funded by DEFRA’s Pathfinder money, which is managed by Calderdale Council. We have been working

To Dredge or not to Dredge

Environment Agency presentation: ‘To Dredge or not to Dredge’ Here you can peruse a document which the Environment Agency has prepared for national consumption – so not specific to the Upper Calder Valley – but which sets out the general issues and

Eye on Calderdale flooding website

The website www.eyeoncalderdale.com has been developed in partnership between Calderdale MBC, the Environment Agency, West Yorkshire Police, Calder Valley Community Support Group, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, the local flood groups in the area and DEFRA. The site is interactive and includes

What is river stewardship? Short video to view

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