Essex Rivers Hub

29 July 2015

River Wardens attended a survey techniques course on Wednesday afternoon. Hosted at Little Waltham Memorial Hall, wardens took part in an information session

regarding surveying techniques and the identification of invasive species found in Essex waterways.

The wardens then put these skills to use, taking a stroll along the River Chelmer at the Chelmer LNR in North Chelmsford. The skills came in use too, with Himalayan Balsam being particularly prevalent along both banks of the river. This allowed Jane and Emily of Essex Wildlife Trust to demonstrate pulling of the plant.

The site also provided further opportunities for the use of these new skills with an array of features being present.

If you would be interested in becoming a River Warden, getting involved in this project and undertaking some new experiences then please contact Emily Godfrey (Essex Rivers Hub Assistant) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information regarding invasive species please see the fact sheets in the quick guide section located at the top of this page.

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