Dyrock Pollution issues (Girvan catchment)

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While undertaking a fairly massive clearance of a timber blockage on the Dyrock yesterday, we were immediately shocked by the levels of livestock poaching (trampling) that were obvious on the riverbank and through the woodland. Naturally we understand that fields provide good grazing for livestock but are fairly concerned when we see broadleaved woodlands used for this purpose and are surprised there aren’t strict regulations governing this practice in place and enforced. It seem a completely unsustainable (at least for the woodland’s survival) and destroys the developing under storeys that are so essential for the future longevity of these copses…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Dyrock Pollution issues (Girvan catchment)