The SOURCE is a working partnership with a long term vision of ecological restoration in the headwaters of the River Calder.
It aims to:-
• Minimize flash flooding through appropriately-sited tree planting and moorland restoration
• Treat damaged land and control erosion
• Improve the quality of the River Calder
• Undertake educational activities and encourage volunteering so that people of all ages and from all walks of life become aware of the value of our rivers and uplands.
SOURCE Partners include Slow The Flow Calderdale, Treesponsibility, Yorkshire Water, The Calder and Colne Rivers Trust, The Upper Calder Valley Wildlife Network, Todmorden Moor Restoration Trust, Calder Futures, Calderdale MBC, The Environment Agency, Pennine Prospects and the White Rose Forest.
Since our formal launch in Summer 2011 we have been working on a sites portfolio and we have successfully attracted funding from the Environment Agency and Calderdale MBC to enable the planting of 50,000 trees and shrubs, and erosion control at at least five separate locations. You can find out more about what we have achieved in The SOURCE ANNUAL REPORTS by clicking on the images below.
We are still actively looking for new sites to include in our programme for 2017 and beyond so please let us know if you own or are aware of any suitable land.
” We are delighted to help fund this innovative community partnership in the Upper Calder valley. The Source Project will help to protect and enhance the environment by restoring woodlands that will minimise erosion of the steep slopes and reduce sediment into rivers. This will have benefits for people and wildlife.”
Martin Slater, Environment Programme Manager, Yorkshire Area
We would also like to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteer groups, schools and individuals who have taken part in the SOURCE project so far.