BEACON (Bollin Environmental Action and Conservation) is a group of people working towards controlling and eradicating invasive non-native species (INNS) and improving water quality within the Bollin catchment, which includes all the tributaries, meres, brooks and streams connected to the River Bollin such as the River Dean and Mobberley Brook.

BEACON joined the Mersey Rivers Trust in 2016 to use a more co-ordinated approach in tackling invasive species and improving water quality in the Bollin catchment.


BEACON’s vision is:

To have a river catchment where our natural wildlife thrives. This will be achieved through surveys and monitoring, education, awareness raising and local action.

This will be achieved by:

  • Improving the quality of the water bodies and associated habitats within the Bollin catchment area.
  • Protecting the designated sites within the Bollin catchment area.
  • Engaging with local communities and schools to raise awareness of invasive non-native species, and get people involved in the project.
  • Increasing the number of people taking action to control non-native invasive species and improve water quality.
  • Engaging with local landowners and farmers to raise their awareness of non-native invasive species and water pollution in the Bollin catchment, and how land management and farming can make a positive contribution to improving native habitats and water quality.

Projects and events associted with BEACON will now be displayed on the Mersey Rivers Trust website. The BEACON website is still available to view here and will remain as a legacy website.



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