River Warden Training
On Saturday July 28th, we hosted our third River Warden training event, training 2 volunteers from 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)