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Working Together for Healthy Rivers

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Tuesday 15th April 2014.

It's Good to be Shady...

Check out this article from  Matt Butcher's Blog.

Matt is Catchment Manager for Essex within the Environment Agency. He explains why trees are an important part of a rivers habitat.

Monday 14th April 2014.

Successful Survey Volunteer Event at Writtle College

On Saturday 1 March 2014 the Conservation Team organised an event at Writtle College aimed at recruiting volunteers to carry out various surveys in the coming year. More than 60 people attended, showing interest in the work we are doing at Essex Wildlife Trust. Nearly everyone signed up to help with surveys and projects including Riversearch, River Wardens, The Badger Vaccinating project, Barn Owl monitoring, Hedgerow surveying and Grassland surveys. Read more...

The Impact of Extreme Events on Freshwater Ecosystems

The British Ecological Society have released an executive summary and policy brief on The Impact of Extreme Events on Freshwater Ecosystems

To view the summary click here.

Tuesday 25th February 2014.

Riversearch Needs You

Do you currently live in South Essex and are interested in surveying for Otters, Water Voles, Water Shrews or harvest mice (or all four)? Well Riversearch needs your help on many stretches of watercourses in this area. Read more...

Floods and dredging - a reality check

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) have produced a new report entitled "Floods and Dredging - a reality check", endorsed by the Blueprint for Water coalition.

The report outlines how widespread dredging could make flooding in some communities worse in future- not better. It concludes that changes in land management should be central to the flood risk management strategies of the future. Read more...

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