Open evening 28th Sept- The river Swan and its catchment

Sustainable Swanage Open evening – September 28th 7pm-8.15pm Emmanuel Church, Swanage

Doors open at 6.30 to browse the stalls.

Understanding our local river system, its history, catchment area, condition, how it is managed and how we can all play a part in reducing pollution and flooding.

With a natural focus on the sea and beach in Swanage how well do you know our local river, the Swan?

A small river system, it often disappears under buildings in the Town and its waterside is largely inaccessible to the general public through its 4.75km journey from source to sea. During this autumn open evening we will be exploring how this natural river has been adapted around the urban development, how it is managed now to avoid flooding and how the local sewage system and surface run off affects it.

Sadly our river is in a poor ecological state like many other river systems around the country  Swan (Swanage) | Catchment Data Explorer | Catchment Data Explorer During this evening we will also discuss how some things we do can impact on water quality from the incorrect use of surface drains to dogs swimming in the water.

We are delighted to have speakers from Environment Agency, Wessex Water and Dorset Coast Forum to give presentations and answer your questions. There will also be information stalls and maps for to find out more information.

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