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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.

The aim of this initiative is to work with farmers and growers to substantially reduce concentrations of metaldehyde, the main ingredient in slug pellets, found in the River Wid and its tributaries.  The Chelmer & Blackwater Catchment Partnership is focusing this autumn to ensure that all slug pellet applicators are calibrated, operators are fully trained and asking farmers to “do something different” by trying a new slug pellet type, thereby ensuring the protection of the watercourses in the River Wid catchment.

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Monday 23rd June 2014.

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Tuesday 15th April 2014.

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.

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.

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.

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