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The project aims to identify critical watercourses (ditches, culverts etc.) and their landowners as well as educate the community about their riparian responsibilities. This information will assist with the understanding of your local drainage system as well as increase community engagement and where necessary Essex Fire and Rescue can assist with their volunteer watercourse clearance programme.

A number of dead and dying native White Clawed Crayfish have been reported on the River Wensum near Fakenham, Norfolk. Live specimins have been sent away for analysis, however early signs suggest symptoms of crayfish plague.

This is something that we have also seen in Essex. To learn more abut this situation and how you can help, read this article from the Environment Agency. 

Wednesday 4th November 2015

From source to sea, Keep Britain Tidy believes that everyone should love where they live and take responsibility for the natural environment.

Rivercare & Beachcare is an initiative encouraging communities to take pride in their local environment and come together to maintain and enhance this for future generations.

The Environment Agency and Natural England have issued updated details of the locations and what is being done to control the spread of Dikerogammarus haemobaphes (Demon Shrimp) and Dikerogammarus villosus (Killer Shrimp).

For the full update click here.

Friday 30th October 2015.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust were on BBC Breakfast talking about partnership work on Rural SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) in the Stroud Valleys. The Project Officer for this work (Chris Uttley of Stroud District Council) has commissioned 2 films in partnership with the Countryside and Community Research Institute at the University of Gloucestershire to show how we are working with local communities to reduce flood risk and benefit water quality and biodiversity.

We hope that you enjoy the video, please feel free to distribute this far and wide amongst colleagues, partners and policy makers.  

Short 3 minute video follow the link: https://vimeo.com/139321429.

Wednesday  21st October 2015.

This year, as a county, it has been great to see so many different groups working on tackling the issue of Himalayan Balsam. We have had reports of a variety of groups going out to help eradicate this awful invader from our rivers.

But what is the problem with Himalayan Balsam? It looks lovely on the river banks so why should we get rid of it?

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