Clyde and Avon Valley Festival 2017: Salmon Homecoming Celebration - Millheugh
Join the Clyde River Foundation as they survey the aquatic wildlife of the River Avon – drop by to meet the inhabitants of your local stretch and find out what lives there. 21 local primary schools have participated in ‘Salmon Homecoming’ this year, an education project celebrating the improved access for migratory fish at two weirs on the river. There will be a live demonstration of electrofishing, fish, aquatic invertebrates and plenty of craft to keep young ones occupied. Wrap up well - wellington boots with good grip would be ideal. Very well behaved dogs might be okay however we don’t want to scare off the wildlife…particularly the fish!
This event is one of four Salmon Homecoming Celebration events, as below:
Saturday 6 May, 11am - 1pm, Smithycroft, Hamilton
Saturday 13 May, 11am - 1pm, Millheugh, Larkhall
Mon 5 June, 5:30 - 7:30pm, Linthaugh Bridge, Stonehouse Park
Thurs 22 June, 5:30 - 7:30, John Hastie Park, Strathaven
Terrain: Uneven ground, muddy, wet, brambles and vegetated in places
Maximum number of participants: 60 at one time would be a maximum, but the event will have a relaxed – drop in for a while feel to it
Age Group: Children and all ages welcome. Recommended ratio 1:5
Driving and public transport directions: Millheugh Weir in Larkhall is at the bottom of the MacNeil Street/Millheugh Brae. Local bus numbers which stop at the top of the hill:250 251 253 254 255. Larkhall train station is also at the top of the hill in Larkhall and less than a mile walk down to the River Avon.
Parking: one very small carpark, but street parking is free
Contact Details: For futher information & bookings contact: info@clyderiverfoundation.