Blackbirds Farm Sewage Treatment Works (STW) in Radlett  will come back on line in the next few days, probably starting on Thursday afternoon. Flows will increase by between five and eleven millions gallons a day and given the exceptionally low flows in the river through Watford while the STW has been off line you should expect to see a flush through of potentially hazardous material. Please keep an eye open, expect increased depths and flows and report any signs of pollution immediately to the EA 0800 807060. Information courtesy of the Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative.

The  DiscoverWater.co.uk website (http://www.discoverwater.co.uk/)  allows people to check how their local water company is performing and to compare with other companies.  Led and funded by water companies, (with overview and scrutiny from regulators and consumer watchdog), it brings together information about how water and sewerage services are provided.

The Ver Valley Society's Action Group has been awarded the Hertfordshire Rural Living Awards 2016, Environment Award by the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

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Ver bow bridge tmbThe River Ver received a valuable boost recently with the first in a series of actions by local water company Affinity Water, aimed at reviving flows in this much loved chalk stream. More...

We have some spaces on our  training next week for our Water for Wildlife project - Dragonfly and Damselfly  Surveyors Training.
There are spaces left on both 2nd and 5th August next week at Crane Park Island, followed up by a 3rd day of training when we actually survey (some flexibility on this third day).
Jane London Wildlife Trust
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River clear up event and balsam pull meeting Moor View Watford WD18 6JQ

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Hello, we are pleased to announce that we will be running our River Habitat Workshops for 2016, in conjunction with the Wild Trout Trust and Affinity Water.

The days are free to attend and open to anyone with an interest in Rivers and Wildlife.

• Monday 25 July River Colne

• Tuesday 26 July River Colne

• Wednesday 27 July River Colne

• Thursday 28 July River Stort

• Friday 29 July River Stort

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All welcome – details for each of the days will be sent out once you have secured your place, please forward to anyone who may be interested.

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Eels Ash River

Volunteers from Spelthorne Natural History Society are monitoring upstream eel migration on the River Ash for a third year in 2016. The Zoological Society of London has an eel trap on the Ash near Staines.  Here young eels travelling up the river are captured and measured by volunteers before being released unharmed to continue their journey. 

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.