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Here at head office we have just received some data from a 1984 fisheries survey. The way in which this data was stored then is very different to now; the documents below show hand written data tables with counts of fish from unidentified points across three rivers in Essex. It is brilliant for us to receive these records are they allow us to look at changes in populations over time. These changes can be for a wide range of reasons.

Essex Wildlife Trust Biological Records Centre has received funding from the NBN Trust to digitise data from the Environment Agency on riverine habitats in Essex.

The Environment Agency has been carrying out river restoration work on the River Crouch in Wickford Memorial Park. This work has involved installing large woody debris into a section of this river.

Workshops held at the beginning of September have been a huge success with over 75 people from a wide range of different organisations have come together to discuss Essex's rivers. Many projects have been suggested with many individuals pledging their support.

Please keep an eye out on the website for more information from these workshops.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have been involved in the process; we look forward to getting these projects underway. 

Monday 22nd September 2014.

Rivers all across Essex are in desperate need of regular monitoring and we are in great need of as much data as possible to help us to understand how best to manage these rivers.

This is why the river warden’s scheme has been put into place. This scheme allows volunteers to get involved by regularly walking a stretch of river. Whilst doing this river wardens are asked to do the following:

The exciting Riverine restoration and improvement project run by the Essex Biodiversity project and the Essex Wildlife Trust at Little Waltham meadows has reached a major turning point with the granting of planning permission by Chelmsford City Council to undertake the works.

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