Essex Rivers Hub


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.

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.

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.

The recent severe weather has provoked much debate on flood prevention and risk management. Tony Juniper, a campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and environmentalist, is the latest voice to call for a rethink on how we deal with flood prevention - by improving soil quality. Read the full article here.

Friday 7th February 2014.

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has called upon the UK government to promote working with nature rather than against it to reduce flood risk along river catchments. More details can be found on the BBC News website.

Thursday 16th January 2014.

EssexRiversHub RT @EssexWildlife: Today is World Rivers Day, a celebration of the world’s waterways. Rivers face an ongoing array of threats but we are tr…
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