Love Your Lakes
Phosphate in the lakes in and around Keswick is affecting the natural balance of these important water bodies. The Love your Lakes Project aims to persuade millions of national park visitors and tourist operators to stop using polluting cleaning products that are a major source of phosphate in the catchment.
Although Love your Lakes focuses mainly on Derwentwater, it will also impact on Bassenthwaite Lake, where phosphate levels – partly caused by household detergents - need to be cut by 40 per cent.
Through advice leaflets, hotel visits, cards and online information targeting around half a million web users, it is hoped sweeping changes can be made.
As well as reducing damaging detergents, Love your Lakes wants to encourage more environmentally friendly cleaning materials and have secured a locally-produced Lake District phosphate-free brand.
Time: 10.30am - 2pm Location: Bassenthwaite Sailing Club
We’re inviting local businesses and community members to come along and hear how to protect their local landscape, lakes and livelihoods.
To book a place and for further information, please contact email@example.com or call 01539 822622
Free lunch included, kindly donated by Keswick Fairtrade.
Time: 10.30am - 2pm Location: Glaramara Outdoor Centre, Borrowdale
A free environmental workshop for hospitality providers organised in partnership with Love your Lakes, North Lakes Accommodation Providers and Keswick Tourism Association, hosted by Glaramara Outdoor Centre
Book your place onto this informative and important workshop to explore and understand more about environmental issues impacting your business and receive advice and support on how we can work to look after the beautiful environment in which we live and work.
Light lunch and refreshments provided (Donation by Keswick Fairtrade)
Free transport from Keswick available (Places Limited)
To book your place call 017687 74785 / 73204
Time: 1 - 2 pm Location: Fell Theatre, Moot Hall, Keswick (above the Information Centre)
‘Wild Swim’ author and founder of the Outdoor Swimming Association, in conversation with Richard Leafe, Lake District National Park Chief Executive supporting ‘Love your Lakes.’
A fantastic chance to hear Kate talk about her Wild Swim experiences and to learn all you need to know about taking part in this fast-growing, fun and fabulous activity.
Information factsheets are available to download below
The project works across the Bassenthwaite Lake catchment. Businesses in the catchment may contact the Tourism and Conservation Partnership for a free counsultation on how they can reduce the amount of phosphate they use in detergent.
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