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The Autumn 2021 edition of the Stour & Colne newsletter is now available to download here.

This issue contains updates on local water quality, the upcoming metaldehyde ban, soil management, mink on the River Colne, the Future Farming Resilience Fund, Countryside Stewardship 2022, the Stour Valley Farmer Cluster, tree shelterbelts, water trading and more. 

Essex and Suffolk water will be running their 2021 Agriculture and Water Workshop at The Granary in Sudbury on Wednesday 24th November 2021.

The free workshop aims to help farmers, land managers and operators to be part of the solution to water quality issues. The event will cover topics including ‘Making Environmental Schemes Work for You’, Soil Health, Precision Farming and Farming Rules for Water.

Wheatley Watersource is an innovative software solution to help local environments trade and share water sustainably.

It is free to use by all those interested in sharing and trading water, both from abstraction and from storage reservoirs. Developed by Wheatley Solutions this software is a potential solution to a challenge that the water industry faces on a national scale.

Essex Wildlife Trust will be running an online event for its River and Coastal Warden volunteers on Wednesday 31st March 2021 11.00-13.00.

The event will look at Essex Wildlife Trust’s River Catchment and Living Seas work that has taken place over the last year, a return to volunteering and new and upcoming surveys for 2021.

Essex Wildlife Trust will be running two training courses this March for volunteers who will be taking part in the Essex Otter Survey.

The 25th Anniversary survey, which had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, aims to re-visit all 256 survey points across Essex and South Suffolk in 2021 to track the recolonisation of otters across Essex. With Otters now found in every major watercourse in the county, 2021 will be the last of the annual Essex Otter surveys, the findings of which will be published in a 25th anniversary report.

The Autumn 2020 edition of the Stour and Colne newsletter is now available to download here.

The newsletter contains updates on water quality, the metaldehyde ban, Countryside Stewardship, local Environment Agency and Catchment Sensitive Farming information, the Farming Rules for Water, ammonia emissions and wildlife connectivity.

The Riverfly Partnership's latest newsletter for Winter/Spring 2020 is now available to download here.

Updates include the upcoming Riverfly Partnership Conference, Riverfly monitor of the year, trigger protocol updates, Pomphorhynchus research project report, the Riverfly photography competition, website and database announcement and the Challenges and Choices consultation.

The Catchment Based Approach (CaBa) has published its third annual report which summaries the key outcomes of the work undertaken by its 106 river catchment partnerships nationwide.

ZSL are looking for volunteers to help survey outfalls along the River Roding during March 2020.

As a volunteer you will be helping to conduct ‘Outfall Safaris’ which involves surveying stretches of river to map and record the impact of outfalls (drains).

The Chelmer and Blackwater Catchment Partnership’s December 2019 newsletter is now available to download here.

The newsletter includes updates on water quality, plans for a new Chelmer and Blackwater catchment website, the Environment Agency’s Challenges and Choices Consultation and upcoming events.

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