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Become a River Warden

As part of the Building the Links for Rockingham Forest Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we are looking for people interested in their local river or stream to become River Wardens. No experience is needed as all training will be provided.

As a River Warden you will focus on a stretch of local river, stream or brook, and conduct regular surveys for wildlife and water quality. Becoming a River Warden is a great way to get outside and learn more about the natural environment where you live.

The monthly survey takes less than an hour, and the results will be used at a local and national level – real Citizen Science. On each visit you will answer questions about the river, take photographs, and use simple scientific techniques to assess water quality and clarity.

There will also be the opportunity to undertake training on how aquatic invertebrates give us insight into the health of our water courses.

If you would like to know more about becoming a River Warden, please contact:

Katie Field at
East Mercia Rivers Trust

Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 2023 12:38 by Rebecca

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