Fact sheets

Environment Agency update on what has been happening to rivers in the Combined Essex (Essex Rivers Hub) catchment. Published October 2014.

WFD Catchment Dashboard – Combined Essex 


Riversearch resources

Here you can find some Essex Wildlife Trust Riversearch and Water for Wildlife fact sheets:

        2021 Riversearch – How to survey for otter and water vole

        2021 Riversearch Survey Points (Map)

        2021 Riversearch Survey Points (List)

        2021 Riversearch – Otter field signs

        Water for Wildlife – A guide to water vole ecology and field signs


Invasive non-native species

 A series of fact sheets about non-native species, produced by the Non-native Species Secretariat:

American Mink

Red-eared Terrapin

Marsh Frog

Signal Crayfish

Chinese Mitten Crab

Water Fern

New Zealand Pigmyweed

Japanese Knotweed

Giant Hogweed

Floating Pennywort

Himalayan Balsam

Water Primrose

Parrots Feather 

Other fact sheets with information on Invasive species associated with the water environment:

Estuary Invasive Species


Staffordshire Wildlife Trust have produced many useful information booklets which can be found here. Including information in the native White-clawed Crayfish:

Native Crayfish and Small Streams


Resources for landowners

Information for farmers from the Chelmer and Blackwater Catchment Partnership:

Biofilter Information Sheet

Biobed 'Top 10 tips'

Farm tracks information 


Essex County Council have produced this document introducing the idea of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) with advice on how to create them. This is helpful for anyone wanting more information on what SuDS are and also for anyone working on large scale projects, looking to use SuDS:

Advice on Sustainable drainage systems.


People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has published a guide for landowners on how to help Water Voles on their land.

        Helping Water Voles on your land


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