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Thames Water's Autumn 2019 stakeholder newsletter is now available to download on the Essex Rivers Hub website. 

The newsletter covers topics including water supply outlook, Thames Water's 2020-2025 business plan, campaigns update, community engagement and stories from Thames Water's in house newsroom. 

Essex Wildlife Trust will be hosting their first joint Coastal and River Wardens catch up day at their headquarters, Abbotts Hall Farm on 17th October 2019.

The event is aimed at existing Coastal and River Warden volunteers as well as anyone interested in volunteering with the scheme.

The programme includes:

New information on the future of England’s farming after Brexit has been released by Defra, and is available to download on the Essex Rivers Hub website.

The leaflet sets out the latest information on the intended changes to farming policy in England after the UK leaves the EU, and aims to give information to those working in the farming industry to get ready for the coming changes.

Topics covered include:

New guidance for landowners and land managers wanting to encourage healthy water vole populations on their land has been released by PTES (People’s Trust for Endangered Species).

Reviewed and endorsed by the UK Water Vole Steering Group* it provides a wealth of information in a compact, and easy to follow guide. Topics covered include: 

  • Livestock management beside watercourses
  • Buffer strips
  • Sympatheic watercourse and ditch management
  • Restoring, recreating and managing wetlands
  • Control of American mink

 

NBN Award Winners

The Essex Wildlife Trust River Wardens have been announced as the winners of the inaugural Lynne Farrell Group Award at the National Biodiversity Network Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing.

The NBN national award scheme was established in partnership with the Biological Records Centre and the National Forum for Biological Recording. The awards are presented annually to individuals or organisations that are making outstanding contributions to biological recording and improving our understanding of the natural world. This year for the first time an additional category to recognise groups of people that have contributed to biological recording was added.

Two volunteer wardens from the Essex Wildlife Trust River Warden Scheme collected the award on behalf of the group and its coordinators at a reception held at the National Museums Scotland. Thanks to all of our River Wardens for for making the scheme such a success.

Essex Wildlife Trust wanted to show their member the excellent work the River Wardens are doing across Essex by asking a few Wardens from across the county to share their views on the project and get some photos of them in action.

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