Wednesday 22nd and Saturday 25th saw River Walk surveys run by Chloe from our Rivers team. Volunteers completed river walk surveys along River Colne in Denham country Park and River Frays at Rockingham Recreational Ground where they were given tips on how to spot issues and problems with the river. This included signs of pollution, invasive species and advise on what to do if you found evidence of any of these.
On Thursday the River Ranger workshop ‘Walk and talk our rivers’ was hosted at Rickmansworth Waterways Trust Education Centre. This was a fabulous workshop where together we delved deeper into how our water is managed and took an in depth look at the how the waters of the Colne Valley are connected.
Alister and Mel from Affinity Water introduced the complicated Colne Catchment and shared their knowledge and expertise of catchment, including the geology found here, water quality, river restoration, catchment management approach, threats that our local river face today and much more. Following this Josh from Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s lead a guided walk at Stockers Lake sharing his wealth of information about lakes history, diversity of wildlife and showcasing the great partnership work with Affinity Water.