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Eden Demonstration Test Catchment in collaboration with the Northern Soils Network present:-

The Eden Open Day at Newton Rigg Demonstration Centre, Penrith

Thursday 14th July 2011

We would like to invite you to the Eden Demonstration Test Catchment Open Day, which is to be held at our new Newton Rigg Demonstration Centre, Penrith on Thursday 14th July 2011. We very much hope you will be able to attend.

Over the last few months we have been spending our time both building the partnerships and also installing technical infrastructure in the Eden, to help us take the science forward. We have identified four areas in Pow, Newby and Thackthwaite, with a central demonstration catchment and farm centre at Sewborwens Farm at Newton Rigg.

The Demonstration Test Catchments (DTC) Project is a joint Defra, Environment Agency and Welsh Assembly Government initiative working in three river catchments – the Wensum in Norfolk plus the Eden (Cumbria) and Avon (Hampshire). The DTC Project aims to evaluate the extent to which on-farm mitigation measures can cost-effectively reduce the impacts of water pollution on river ecology while maintaining food production capacity.

We have attached the programme for the open day and hope you will find this of interest. I would be grateful if you could complete and return the attached reply form by Friday 8th July, if you or another colleague from your organisation is able to attend. (If possible please reply by email to [email protected] or by telephone on 01524 593968).

Yours faithfully,

The Eden Open Day Programme Schedule

Thursday 14th July 2011

Managing the land to fulfil a range of functions including food production and clean water requires a joined up approach. Eden DTC is helping to promote this via our science and networks.

10:00                 Coffee and Registration

10:30                 Welcome to EdenDTC

Phil Haygarth (Chair)

An introduction to the national DTC platform

10:55                  The Water: EnvironmentaMonitoring in the Eden

Paul Quinn

11:15                   Coffee

11:30                  The Eden Rivers Trust Perspective

Simon Johnson, Director of the Eden Rivers Trust

11:40                  A Farming Perspective

Robert Warburton

11:50                  An Agency Perspective

Phil Smith, CSF Monitoring Manager

12:00                 Improving Knowledge and Understanding

Nigel Watson and Liz Oughton

12:30                 Initial discussion and feedback

12:45                 Break for Lunch

13:30                 Field Tour of the EdenDTC Newton Rigg Demonstration Farm Platform

Clare Benskin, Matt Perks Gareth Owen and other Eden team members

15:00                 Taking the EdenDTC forward

15:20                 Tea

15:40                 End

The Eden Open Day Invitation Reply

Thursday 14th July 2011

Name: __________________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________

Contact Telephone Number: _________________________________________

Please tick the appropriate box:


I will be able to attend the Eden Open Day at Newton Rigg Demonstration

Centre, Penrith on Thursday 14th July 2011.


I would like a vegetarian lunch

Other dietary requirements: _______________________________________


I will not be able to attend the Eden Open Day at Newton Rigg Demonstration

Centre, Penrith on Thursday 14th July 2011.


…but please keep me on the mailing list for further updates on this project.

Please contact the following person who might also be interested in this project: –

Name: ___________________________________________________________

Organisation: _____________________________________________________

Email: ___________________________________________________________

Tel: _____________________________________________________________

Please e-mail reply to Deborah Bellaby at [email protected]

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