News about the DNAire project Developing the Natural AireThe DNAire project is currently under development until early 2019.  This page will carry significant updates and interesting snippets as we develop the detailed Activity Plan. Most recent posts will appear first.

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Latest news

Spring Newsletter June 20, 2018 Are you a wannabe volunteering hero? Or do you just want to hear us droning on about what The Aire Rivers Trust is up to? View our last Newsletter here. Sign up for the next newsletter here. Or find us on Facebook and Twitter. Read more about this post

Our salmon June 20, 2018 Salmon Fork - used for spearing salmon many years agoWhy do we care about salmon? In 1858 the Rev William Keighley wrote that the River Aire: “affords dares, oumers (grayling), minnows, perches, eels, gudgeons; and salmon, when out of season, come up to the town at Michaelmas, when poor folk begin to catch them with blazing iron forks.” 400 years later the iconic salmon is missing from ... Read more about this post

Rivers resurrected May 30, 2018 The Environment Agency have produced a great short film illustrating the improvement in Yorkshire’s rivers. It even stars, albeit briefly, a couple of our Trustees – watch out for Kevin & Geoff. DNAire will be the next phase in this great story of renewal and return of such an iconic species. Read more about this post

A weir’d way to travel April 8, 2018 If you are out and about on the River Aire on World Fish Migration Day, you may see two intrepid kayakers following the route we expect salmon to be taking from the headwaters around Gargrave downstream to below Leeds. Amongst other things, Jon Grey and Tim Jacklin of the Wild Trout Trust will be promoting DNAire. ... Read more about this post

Simon Watts starts – DNAire moving forward February 25, 2018 With the recent appointment of our DNAire Engagement Officer, Simon Watts, we are forging ahead with more details of our DNAire project. Simon brings a wealth of engagement expertise and will be working on the community engagement aspects of the developing our Stage 2 bid. An ex-teacher, married to a teacher and with two kids himself ... Read more about this post