Learn how to improve River Habitat for Fish and Wildlife. Free hands-on training days run by the Wild Trout Trust give you the skills to carry out river habitat enhancement work.
What are they?
During the day-long workshops, you'll learn about the tools and techniques to improve river habitat. We will concentrate on the skills of installing woody material features such as flow deflectors and brash berms. The workshops are aimed at anyone working on rivers, from fishery managers to conservation volunteers. The aim is to give you the knowledge and techniques to be able to replicate what you have learnt to improve rivers elsewhere.
Equipment and materials will be provided you will just need to wear suitable clothes and bring waders if you have them.
“It is the hands-on experience that makes the day”
River Misbourne class of 2017!
Over the last four years we have had over 300 people attend these workshops, with lots of great feedback.
Dates and locations...
There are two one day workshops taking place at Oxhey Park , Watford on the River Colne;
6th of March. 7th of March.
What you need...
Waders if you have them, thigh or chest. We will have a number of spare pairs but cannot guarantee water tightness!
Please ask about waders when you are replying to this advert.
Weather suitable clothing - be prepared for sunshine, or wet weather!
Bring a spare pair of clothing and a towel in case you get wet!
Gloves can be useful, heavy gardeners` type gloves are good.
Please bring some lunch and an appropriate drink depending on the weather.
A willingness to get hands on and learn!
Please email lewis.thomas@environment- agency.gov.uk ASAP to register your place.
Finally a big thanks to Affinity Water who have once again agreed to fund the workshops for 2018 - keeping them free for you to attend.
And thanks once more to the Wild Trout Trust for their continued assistance in running the workshops!
Contact lewis.thomas@environment- agency.gov.uk to book your place!
Please let us know all the dates you can make and if you have a preference, ASAP. With a possible 10 places available each day we hope to be able to offer a place to everyone who wants to attend.
If you would like to come along to watch, but don't want to participate in the practical aspects, that’s fine too! Let us know if you’re planning on coming along to watch and we'll send you more details nearer the time.