Flexible Hours per week

Become River Rangers to help, conserve, survey and champion your local watercourses across Colne Valley Regional Park.

River Rangers play a key role in monitoring and reporting a  small stretch of river. River Ranger activities include:

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Wildlife and riverbank features provides vital information which adds to our local knowledge helping understand trend and changes.
  • Water quality and river features, which provides important information to help improve river decision making at a local level.
  • Reporting pollution incidents to ensuring a quick response vital for river health.
  • Surveying river system for invasive species focusing on Himalayan Balsam and Floating Pennywort to help quick action to control spread of species.
  • Fly tipping and littering which threatens local ecology as well as public enjoyment of the river system.

Additional

  • Practical conservation activities to preserve and enhance local habitats
  • Nature and well being walks
  • Public engagement about the local river environment, including threats and solutions

As a volunteer River Ranger you can choose how often you volunteer, for example 2 hours every month or once a year. Each individual will be fully supported by the Colne Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme, who will provide training and equipment as well as offering river focused workshops, and social events.

Register:

A register form can be downloaded from below link. Please send you register form to chloe.crompton@groundwork.org.uk

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