Category: Volunteering

River Warden Invertebrate Workshop

Want to learn how to survey river invertebrates?

The River Wardens Scheme with our partners in the Environment Agency are holding a workshop session at the Gamlingay Eco-hub on the 19th September to introduce the subject for newbies and provide further guidance for those who have already had some experience.

As the workshop will have a practical element there is a back up date of the 27th September in case the conditions aren’t right on the 19th.

Save the date! More information will be provided in due course.

Volunteer training events

In March and April 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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