Tuesday, 28 October 2014 15:41

East Yorkshire Club Receives Duchy Of Lancaster Grant

East Yorkshire-based Pickering Fisheries Association has been awarded a £1,000 grant from the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund to help with urgent work to protect the banks of Pickering Beck from erosion, and to help improve the habitat for native brown trout and other fish.
“Receiving the grant from the Duchy is a real boost and confirms the work we’re doing is locally valued,” said Tony Walsh of Pickering Fisheries Association (PFA). “It also allows us to build on the river work we did last year on the Duchy Water for which we received an award from the Wild Trout Trust.”
“As a responsible landlord, we are committed to long-term and sustainable practises of preservation,” added Nathan Thompson, Duchy of Lancaster Chief Executive. “The Pickering Beck project is one of many through which the Duchy is helping to protect the environment and we commend the work of the PFA in ensuring that the waters remain a thriving habitat.
The money will be spent on using timber piling and brushwood to stabilise the riverbanks. The works will protect the banks from erosion and help to stop soil and silt entering the river, which can smother the riverbed gravels that the trout use for spawning.

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