Friday 1 Jan 2021 - Sunday 28 Feb 2021
Get some fresh air and explore nature on your daily exercise. Here are some things you can do while you explore the Colne Valley Park or your local area with your children.
Saturday 27 Mar 2021
Have you ever been in an emergency health situation and wanted to help but not know how? First aid is an important tool in quickly responding to accidents to ensure that injuries can be efficiently and promptly dealt with before a trained medical professional arrives to administer more specialised treatment. Join us and you will learn how to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill.
Tuesday 30 Mar 2021
Calling Colne Valley volunteers, join us to for a free online workshop on river evolution. River system patterns and habtiats change throughout time; tune in an learn about their evolution and how to spot the changes with the experts at the River Restoration Center.
Saturday 24 Apr 2021
In everyday life communication plays a crucial role of shaping how interact with others, different subject matter and situations, plus there is constant change which can result in difficulties and conflict arising. This can be particularly difficult when trying to clearly communication sensitive topics such as climate change to different audiences, we would like to address this and provide a toolkit on how to manage these situations. Join us today to learn more.
Tuesday 27 Apr 2021
Calling Colne Valley volunteers, join us to for a free online workshop exploring the hidden world or reptiles, fun facts, identification, survey techniques and much more. Tune in with us to learn from the experts at the Frog Life.
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Calling Colne Valley volunteers, join us to for a free online workshop to learn how floating pennywort has been eradicated from the River Stort. Tune in and explore the fun ways Whoosh Canoe Club have dealt with Floating Pennywort.
Saturday 29 May 2021
There is a rapid increase in the number of non-native species arriving in Great Britain which threaten our biodiversity, the economy and society. Early-warning and rapid response are effective ways to address the threat of these new arrivals and prevent them from becoming established in your local area, join us today to learn more these alert priority species.
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.