Essex Rivers Hub

News

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?

In May this year one of our reserve wardens, Bob Seago, was walking along the beach at Colne Point Nature Reserve when he came across an unusual object on the strandline. Further investigation revealed it to be a fish tag

Volunteers from the Friends of Hoppit Mead LNR have been working hard to keep the local nature reserve looking great; this group is run by Amanda Turburville from Braintree District council. Recently they cleared the river of rubbish in the Reserve along the River Brain between London Road and Notley Road; road signs, tyres, a stool and a large barrier as well as lots of plastic that was pulled out of the river.

For the past few years the Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT) and the Environment Agency (EA) have been collaborating on a range of joint initiatives.

EssexRiversHub RT @EssexWT_Rachel: Happy 1st birthday to our 'saltmarsh sausages'! Over the last year we have been pleased to see saltmarsh plants taking…
6hretweet
EssexRiversHub RT @EssexWildlife: Grub's up! A perfectly timed image of a Water Vole about to tuck into a sweet treat in Essex 😍 📸 trevor.partridge56 on I…
EssexRiversHub RT @jam_rich1: This is one of the reasons Himalayan balsam is so bad for our rivers. It grows vigorously, outcompetes native perennial vege…
EssexRiversHub 🚜👩‍🌾 Farm Business Update event dates for 2020 👇 Book your place now https://t.co/rhin5DdaKr https://t.co/Uvh61N3s18
EssexRiversHub RT @37squadron: Trail cam footage, Beavers decided to play and not chew ! @EnvAgencyAnglia @handykam @spainshall @HMWTBadger @SigmaImagingU

Website key stakeholders:

Environment Agency logo      Essex Wildlife Trust logo           

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust