Tuesday 22 Jun 2021
Calling Colne Valley volunteers, join us to for a free online workshop giving us hope for the future of our rivers. Tune in to learn the different techniques of restoration from simple to complex solutions with the experts at the River Restoration Center.
Saturday 26 Jun 2021
Our rivers host and support a wide diversity of species from those that live in the water like mayflys to those that hunt along the rivers such as otters and kingfishers. Here in the Colne Valley Regional Park we are lucky to have a numerous watercourses to enjoy and also a diversity of mammal species including otters and the endangered water vole. Join us today to learn more about these wonderful creatures.
Saturday 24 Jul 2021
Dragonflies and damselflies are ancient creatures which have been around for eons! Here in the UK there are 42 native species of dragonflies and damselflies which have specialised to a variety of habitats creating a widespread and diverse community. Here in the Colne Valley with so many watercourses and water bodies we are lucky to host a wide variety of these species, join us today to fly away with the subject.
Tuesday 27 Jul 2021
Calling Colne Valley volunteers, join us to for a free online workshop on the beautiful world of riverfly, an intrinsic part of the river system butterflies.We will explore a variety of species, their importance for the ecosystem and how they can help with conservation efforts.
Saturday 21 Aug 2021
Are rivers are flowing systems hosting a wide diversity of species, all of whom have their habitat preferences whether it be nesting in the reed beds along the river margins or deep under water munching on the algae growing but the most important part of the food web is the plants. But plants are an essential part of the food chain, feeding the herbivores and in turn the carnivores but also vital for the stability and recovery of a water system. Join us today to learn more about plants suited to river corridors.
Saturday 25 Sep 2021
Have you ever wanted to learn more about what life is like below the water’s surface? The world under the water is a complicated wonderful interwoven system supporting a wide variety of species from tiny microorganisms not visible to the naked eye all the way to salmon. Join us today to explore how important and interdependent the river system is.
Tuesday 28 Sep 2021
Calling Colne Valley volunteers, join us to for a free online workshop exploring magnificent life of the critically endangered European Eel and their conservation efforts with experts from the Zoological Society of London.
Saturday 23 Oct 2021
Rivers are dynamic systems often they look inviting and safe especially in summer but that is not always the case with hidden or unseen hazards. However, not to worry there are good ways to read the river, assess the risk and appropriate control measures. Join us today to learn more.
Saturday 27 Nov 2021
Rickmansworth Waterway Trust, Rickmansworth
The Grand Union Canal is our local canal constructed in the late 1800’s to connect Birmingham with London, passing straight through the middle of the Colne Valley Regional Park. This water course plays an important role for the area providing a home, transportation route as well as a place for recreation however its uses have changed over the years shaping the Colne Valley and its people, join us today to learn how.
Saturday 18 Dec 2021
Colne Valley Visitor Centre, Denham
Rivers have shaped our communities, way of life and industries throughout history. However, humans have also impacted and altered river to fit our demands despite negative ecological effects. Today human actions continue to affect rivers and other watercourses in numerous ways, both seen and unseen but there is hope with simple to complex solutions to restore and enhance our rivers. Join us today for the final workshop of 2021 to summarise the river work this year and look to solutions for a positive future.