Essex Rivers Hub

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We are still working hard on a number of river projects across the North West of Essex and have made significant strides forward in the past month or so with regards to completing these projects.

Having completed works on Little Waltham (which is looking great). The wet woodland is developing nicely and with the new fencing this gives it a great chance to scrub up nicely providing more homes for wildlife and nature.  I often think that scrub is inappropriately named, it seems to indicate that it is a wasted area or not worthy of note. However, scrub is great habitat for birds’ especially Trans-Saharan warblers, when conducting any bird survey it is often small areas of scrub that prove to the most effective areas.

If you haven't heard of Riversearch before then why not have a look at the latest newsletter by clicking the link below. You can learn all about the great work being done which is helping Essex to have a great water vole and otter population. Find out about what is happening in your local area as well as learn how you can get involved.

Riversearch News March 2015.

Monday 23rd March 2015.

 

Friday's consultation meeting at the Essex Records Office was a great success. Over 40 people attended; hosted by Essex Wildlife Trust and the Environment Agency, people attended from water companies, local authorities, parish councils, Writtle College and a great turn out for volunteer river wardens. There was a real buzz at the meeting and we have had some great feedback.

Cefas and the Environment Agency are working with the Angling Trust to develop a free electronic logbook (smartphone app) which will help you record your fishing experiences. This five minute questionnaire is your chance to help create a design that will be valuable to you. We want you to tell us what data you want this app to store and what features to build.

By recording data you will have the opportunity to contribute to scientific research: we intend to use the app as a reporting platform for a Citizen Science project starting in 2015. The data collected will help us to improve fishery and fish health management, monitor changes in biodiversity and impacts of fish diseases, non-native species and climate change. To do this we need to know what data you regularly collect and what you'd be willing to share with us.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/anglerlogbookapp.

Thursday 19th February 2015.

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.

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.

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