A one day course providing training in a new technique to monitor the health of rivers is being held by the Environment Agency in Twickenham on 30th June 2016.  This course will be of value to anyone working within catchment partnerships or local groups with an interest in river monitoring and assessment.

Help monitor the state of the Colne Catchment and its wildlife by joining the Thames Water Blitz.

Do you have a project that you want to get the ground?  You could be awarded £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000 in this round!! 

Great news round 2 for Tesco Bags of Help grants scheme is open from 18 April 2016 and closes at noon on 3 June 2016 

Please have a look at the link below and also LIKE and FOLLOW us on social media to see updates as the round progresses. 

http://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme/Pages/large-grants-tes 

https://www.facebook.com/Bags-of-Help-Scheme-South-East-KatLaura-194761864194443/ 

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One of the two lakes in Verulamium Park which are fed by the River Ver

A scheme to improve the water quality, flow and habitat of the River Ver in St Albans is to be examined and costed. Its aim is to return the river to a healthier, more natural state from Verulamium Park to the Sopwell Nunnery.

Horton Brook rubbish clearfance

Slough Borough Council, Colnbrook with Polye Parish Council, Colnbrook RA, Colnbrook Neighbourhood Action Group, DHL, Pippins School all worked on this Clean for the Queen event, mainly drive through fly tipping. Note – this was only 2 months worth of rubbish as the council cleared the Horton Brook in January!

Find out more about fishy goings on around the Colne & Lee catchments here.

 

 

 

himalayan balsam

Invasive Species Week

From 29 February - 4 March 2016 organisations across Britain are working together to raise awareness of invasive non-native species and prevent their spread. Find out what’s going on and how to get involved below, and keep up to date on Twitter by searching for #InvasivesWeek and following @CheckCleanDryGB

After summer fish kill events, The Colve Valley Fisheries Consultative arranged with Thames Water, The Environment Agency, ColneCAN hosts and local fishing groups to walk the Colne from Croxley to Oxhey Park inspecting and mapping sewer outlets

Last year approximately eight thousand fish were stocked into the river Colne, consisting of Chub, Barbel, Roach, Dace and Bream. These were stocked in four locations throughout the upper and middle

The deadline for applicants for the first funding round for the Tesco Community Scheme grants has been extended to 11th December 2015.

http://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme/pages/local-community-grants-scheme-looking-for-applications

If you have a project that you want to submit please follow the link above.

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