August 2018

River Warden Surveying

River Warden Surveying


Welham

On August 21st, we joined one of our newly trained River Warden group at the River Welland in Welham, and we undertook a river monitoring survey at the site. This included a kick sample of the river… Continue reading

Gravel Insertion into the River Gwash

Gravel Insertion into the River Gwash


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On August 15th, we joined the Gwash Fishing Club and The Wild Trout Trust to insert gravel into the River Gwash, creating important invertebrate habitat and fish spawning sites. Increased habitat features in… Continue reading

River Warden Surveying

River Warden Surveying


Crays

We recently met up with our River Wardens in Market Harborough to conduct a river survey of the Welland. Unfortunately, we inadvertently caught a couple of young signal crayfish!

In the U.K. our native white-clawed crayfish are… Continue reading

Market Harborough Summer Fayer

Market Harborough Summer Fayer


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On Sunday August 12th, we set up an education stall at the Market Harborough Summer Fayer. Conducting a kick sample in the nearby River Welland, we were displaying the aquatic invertebrates living in the river, and… Continue reading

River Restoration Training

River Restoration Training


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On August 10th, we joined the Wild Trout Trust in the River Shep (Cambridgeshire) to deliver a range of river restoration techniques including:

-Introducing flow deflectors to encourage scouring of the river bed to reduce silt build… Continue reading

River Warden Surveying

River Warden Surveying


Stamford

On August 3rd, we joined one of our newly trained River Warden groups at the River Welland in Stamford, and we undertook the first river monitoring survey at the site. This included a kick sample of the… Continue reading

River Warden Surveying

River Warden Surveying


Canoe

On August 1st, we joined our newly trained River Wardens at the River Welland in Deeping St James. As this Warden group has access to river canoes and kayaks, we went out on the river to locate… Continue reading

Job Vacancy: Welland Project Officer

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The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (formerly the Game Conservancy Trust) is an independent charity that conducts scientific research into Britain’s game and other wildlife.  We advise farmers and land-owners on improving wildlife habitat and we lobby… Continue reading