- Donate to our Japanese knotweed treatment fund on October 13, 2016 3:00 pm
- River2015 will be relaunching in March on March 21, 2017 10:00 am
Places and Progress
River 2015 is an independent charity with a long-term vision to improve the whole stretch of the river basin from Holme to Huddersfield. Find out more here
We have regular events to help improve the River Holme and its many tributaries. These dates will be posted here and on our social media pages. Find out more here
What we are about
The River Holme forms the backbone of the unique rural and industrial heritage of this corner of West Yorkshire. Stretching for 16 miles from heather moorland through market towns and villages to Huddersfield town. River 2015 is keen to restore the River Holme and its tributaries to a clean, accessible and appealing haven for wildlife, people and businesses. We want to celebrate the industrial heritage of our past, transform the river corridor into a network of greenways linking people and places in our lovely valley. We are following a catchment-based approach which means every tributary and stream that feeds in the River Holme.
Holmfirth Town Centre
We consulted locals, businesses and visitors of all ages about how they would like the River Holme in Holmfirth to be. They said they were keen to see wildlife, better access and lighting, more colour, wildflowers and tree management. We are working with partners and advisors to make improvements there.
Invasive Plant Species
Volunteers are hard at work mapping where our problem invasive plants Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed are present in the Holme River catchment. In October 2016, our partners at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust began treating Japanese Knotweed using specialist stem injection control methods. In three years we hope to eradicate Japanese Knotweed from Holmbridge to Thongsbridge.
Wild trout is common already within the river Holme, we would like to see a greater range of fish and are working closely with the Wild Trout Trust and Calder and Colne River Trust to achieve this.