River Warden Training
On Saturday July 14th, we hosted our first River Warden training event, training 16 volunteers from 6 different regions within the Welland catchment. Our River Wardens will help us monitor and protect the River Welland.
Each River Warden group will ‘adopt’ a stretch of river to suit their mobility, interests and location. Wardens will undertake periodic checks and monitoring of their adopted river stretch. On each visit the wardens will survey and record:
- Invertebrate biodiversity
- Water quality (testing for nitrate, phosphate, acidity, ammonia, and temperature)
- Invasive species (e.g. Signal crayfish)
- Important wildlife sightings (e.g. Otters)