IMO is asking recreational boat owners worldwide to take part in a global survey on how they deal with fouling on their craft, as part of a major project to help address the spread of aquatic invasive species.
Until recently, the river sluice at New Mills in Norwich was the final destination for canoes, kayaks and SUPs (Stand Up Paddle Boards).
Now paddle craft can continue on to Hellesdon upstream or downstream towards the River Yare, thanks to a new pontoon and canoe portage installed by the Broads Authority in partnership with Norwich City Council. The Victorian pump house and sluice gates at New Mills sit on the New Mills Bridge over the Wensum and date back to 1897, constructed for the (then) new Norwich sewage system.
The Broads Authority has issued an alert that the invasive floating pennywort plant has been found in the Broads National Park.
The Authority is asking river users and the local community to be on the look-out for an outbreak of the floating pennywort on the River Ant but asks that if found, not to disturb it.
Even at their most tranquil and enticing, the Broads hold many dangers for the unwary. Dont be fooled and follow the advice below to enjoy this unique area of wetlands, rivers and lakes……..BOL Ed
Autumn safety on the Broads
While the Broads National Park continues to attract large numbers of visitors, the Broads Authority has issued Autumn advice to help visitors stay safe on the Broads during cooler, wetter weather.
At approximately 2pm on Tuesday 15 September a man was injured on the River Bure at Clink Hill, West Caister, and died of his injuries at Addenbrooke’s Hospital last night.
Lowestoft Railway Station has received a National Park revamp, with a brand-new mural installed by the Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnership, unveiled at the station last Friday, 11 September.
The Northern part of the Broads Comprises the River Bure, its tributaries and broads
The Central and Southern parts of the Broads Comprises the River Yare, linking Norwich to Great Yarmouth, and the River Waveney, running inland from Lowestoft, then running North to Breydon Water and South West along the Waveney Valley. A man-made New Cut provides a short cut to the River Yare, avoiding the need to sail on to Breydon water and then turn inland on the River Yare
At over 500 years old, the health of this fragile ancient oak tree was in jeopardy. Thanks to intervention by tree experts and the addition of a natural soil improver known as ‘biochar’, with careful monitoring, the tree’s condition is hoped to improve.