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First River Wardens Newsletter

In order to celebrate our river wardens project, we are now producing a regular newsletter. If you would like to contribute anything to our newsletter, or think you have spotted something that we should be sharing then please let us know. You can access the newsletter by clicking here.

Friday 13th February 2015.

Another River Warden Success

This week, our Thaxted group of river wardens have highlighted the need for the project. On the 6th of February on a usual survey, one of the wardens noticed a sewage pipe with a hole in it. If this had been left then a pollution incident would have been iminent. The warden contacted the parish council who got straight on the phone to Anglian Water who responded very quickly and the problem is now fixed. Read more...

White-Clawed Crayfish Strategy for Norfolk Suffolk and Essex

A summary of the white-clawed crayfish strategy for our area has been produced. If you are interested in understanding what needs to be done in order to tackle the problems we have then please click here. 

Wednesday 11th February 2015.

Successful volunteer open day recruits new surveyors for Essex!

The 4th annual Essex WildlifeTrust volunteer open day was the best attended yet. With 80+ potential volunteers expressing interest in joining our survey team, we expanded our displays into an extra room to prevent us from running out of space.

Brief presentations about some of the survey opportunities available this year, from river and coastal surveys to butterfly transects and hedgerow surveys, were followed by the opportunity to chat to staff and existing volunteers and sign up for surveys and training. With nearly 60 volunteers signing up on the day for at least one survey, it looks like we are going to be in for a busy year!

Thank you also to our partners at the Essex Bat group, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Seasearch and the Essex Biodiversity Project for helping to make the day a success. Further details on all the surveys that we are planning this year and on training course dates will be available shortly.

Wednesday 11th February 2015.

Colne Meeting a Success

A great meeting last night in Chappel, we now have a group of volunteers who will be monitoring the river and mink rafts that will be in place.

If you would like more information or would like to get involved then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Read more...

University Societies Pledge to Clean up the Colne

On Saturday the 24th of January, societies from the University of Essex worked hard collecting 15 bags of rubbish from a highly littered area of the Colne near the University Campus. A group of 17 strong volunteers, organised by Torborg Rustand (President of the Environmental Protection Society), could be found picking up a range of rubbish including clothing, wood and plastics from the river bank. Read more...

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