Essex Rivers Hub


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.

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.

Click here for more information.

Monday 23rd June 2014.

Click here to access Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group newsletter.

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.

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