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It's Time to Start Your River Adventures

Enjoy our blog posts with exciting details of our project updates and how you can get involved and explore the beauty of our fabulous River Teign.

Below the surface

May 24, 2022

You might be familiar with the wooded valleys, dippers and wagtails of the Teign, but do you ever wish you could see what’s going on underneath the water? In September 2021, well know fish photographer and naturalist Jack Perks submerged himself and his camera in Drewes Pool below Drogo Castle […]

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‘our river’ poetry competion winners

May 16, 2022

We were so pleased to have so many fantastic entries to our recent poetry competition. Run by one of our project partners, Med Theatre, the competition invited anyone to submit their own piece of creative writing about the Teign. The submissions were so good that the judges had a very […]

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river life

April 26, 2022

We are incredibly lucky to be working with Peter Randall-Page on the Teign Restoration Project. Peter is a British sculptor and a selection of his public sculptures can be found in many locations throughout the UK including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge and his work is in the […]

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Our project exhibition is open!

April 25, 2022

We are really pleased to announce that our project exhibition was launched at the end of March 2022. Hosted by our partners, the National Trust at Castle Drogo, the exhibition can be viewed by visitors in the Gun Room for the next three years. Through a series of panels, the […]

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ready for riverfly

April 12, 2022

On a beautiful spring day in April we held our first Riverfly training event, exploring the invertebrate life of the River Bovey. Fourteen very enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers have signed up to take part in this monitoring initiative, and this training day provided an opportunity for everyone to get hands-on […]

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One year in……

February 21, 2022

Our project is one year old! We’ve written a newsletter to reflect back on all that was achieved in 2021 (it’s quite a lot in another pandemic year) and we are also taking the opportunity to look forward to 2022 and highlight just some of the things we’ll be doing […]

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Riverfly volunteers wanted!

January 31, 2022

Are you interested in finding out about aquatic life in the Teign? Do you want to know more about the mayflies and caddisflies that live in the river? Want to get into the river and get hands on? We are looking for volunteers to join our Riverfly scheme across the […]

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‘Catch’ our Salmon play now on Youtube

December 30, 2021

Back in the summer of 2021, we were delighted to be able to showcase a wonderful play, ‘Salmon’, which told a story about people, our rivers and the power of human kindness. How do our actions relate to the decline of the river’s inhabitants? The play was written by our […]

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Spawning time has arrived!

November 30, 2021

At this time of year, if you happen to be walking along the river you may be lucky enough to spot some of the Teigns adult salmon returning to spawn. One of the most amazing sights in nature is that of the mature salmon leaping up waterfalls, weirs and fish […]

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Calling all writers and poets!

November 26, 2021

Our creative writing competition is live! As part of the River Teign Restoration project, ‘Our River’ is an opportunity to creatively explore your personal connection to the river where you live. There are poetry categories for 5-12 year olds and 13-18 year olds, and a creative writing category for adults […]

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