Volunteer training events

In March and April, UBOCP will be hosting a number of volunteer training events to highlight the range of ways in which we believe communities and individuals can assist the U&BOCP in caring for, and enhancing, our rivers and watercourses.

Our hope is that following these events, many volunteers will ‘sign up’ to a volunteer activity, which may be reporting pollution incidents or the locations of invasive species; or identifying locations for water and habitat enhancements; or joining volunteer work parties ‘getting your feet wet’; or undertaking surveys and monitoring activities.

Tuesday 22 March, 7.30-9.30

Biggleswade (Baptist Church Hall) – Indoor Session

Update on the work of the U&BOCP and the role volunteers can play in looking after rivers and supporting the Partnership’s work.

Sunday 10 April, 10.00-12.30

Biggleswade Common – Outdoor Session

A walk along the River Ivel, seeing recent works and identifying ‘real-life’ issues and opportunities.

Wednesday 30 March, 7.30 – 9.30pm

Rushmere Country Park, Heath & Reach – Indoor Session

Background on the River Ouzel, update on the work of the Partnership and the Trust locally, and the role volunteers can play in looking after local rivers and supporting the Partnership’s work

Saturday 9 April, 10.30am – 1pm

Riverside Walk, Leighton-Linslade – Outdoor Session

A walk along the River Ouzel, seeing recent works and identifying ‘real-life’ issues and opportunities

Further details of all sessions to follow. The sessions will be free to attend, but we would like an idea of who plans to attend, so in my follow up e-mail I will ask for people to respond if they hope to attend.