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Towcester River Wardens

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River Wardens are volunteers who keep an eye on their local stretch of waterway.  They can monitor issues such as invasive species, pollution, sedimentation, bank collapses and water quality to help inform management and maintenance by the relevant authorities.  River Wardens can also take part in practical work parties and conservation sessions.

South Northamptonshire Council in partnership with the Towcester Wildlife Trust Group and the Upper & Bedford Ouse Catchment Partnership are launching the Towcester River Wardens scheme so that local people can help to look after the River Tove and its tributaries around the Town.  Major river improvement and restoration works will be taking place at the Watermeadows in 2019, so would like to establish a regular ecological monitoring regime to review the outcomes of the project, along with monitoring other stretches of the river around the town, such as the Tove Wetland Pocket Park.

A training day will be held in early 2019 for those interested.   


Skills

No previous knowledge or experience is required for the role, as the Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants will provide all the training and support you need.  

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Interests

  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Environment
  • No specific interest
  • Wildlife and Animals

Activities

  • General Helping
  • Local Events
  • Practical Skills

Details

  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided

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Availability Details

The role is flexible in terms of the time commitment involved and the stretch of river to be monitored. For instance, you could monitor a stretch of watercourse that you walk every day with your dog, or just visit a favourite spot once a month and see what's changed since your last visit.

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