Category: Great Ouse

UBOCP 2021 Farm Business Resilience Virtual Event

The 2021 Upper and Bedford Ouse Catchment Partnership Farm Business Resilience Event has gone virtual.  This year we are unable to welcome you to the usual venues for these events due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, however, we do hope you enjoy the videos which have been produced by some of the partnership organisations.

The aim of the event is to allow farmers in the Upper and Bedford Ouse River Catchment to make good business choices that also benefit our local environment by providing up to date and relevant information.

More information and links to the presentations are available on this page: Farm Business Resilience

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Pennywort Alert on the River Great Ouse

Rivercare are offering free Pennywort Alert materials to river based organisations and towns and villages near rivers to help spread awareness, and get more people involved in an ambitious citizen science mapping project.

A huge number of local people use and value the River Great Ouse – and we need your help preventing the spread of Floating Pennywort and reporting any sightings of Floating Pennywort to monitor its spread and react to its presence.

By logging sightings at on iRecord we can all help to monitor the spread of this invasive species, which will help the plan for its control.

We are offering posters for you to display on your noticeboards, and postcards to hand out to regular river users so long as this can be done in a COVID secure way. Click here to order materials.

If you have any questions, please get in touch via

Reeds & Waterweeds: Aquatic Plants Workshop

The UBOCP River Wardens programme held an “Introduction to Aquatic Plants Workshop” for 12 river wardens at Priory Country Park in Bedford. A nice warm sunny September day we met outside the café at 10am for a quick run through of the event and the necessary health and safety brief, it was Friday the 13th after all!

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