2022 is well and truly underway and we are regularly working out and about in the catchment.
Late spring sees us start to tackle the invasive non native species, INNS to you and me, including Himalayan Balsam, Giant Hogweed and Japanese knotweed. For more information INNS then click the green INNS button to the right.
I'll be looking for more people to help with the Riverfly monitoring we do across the whole catchment, this involves a day training, looking at how to collected a sample, identify what you find and record the data and can be from the river or stream near you and sampling regularly throughout the year.
I'm also looking to extend the monitoring to include more species under the Urban Riverfly program and the SMART rivers in conjunction with the Salmon and Trout Conservation.
There will be more tree planting coming soon too. Please look our for new events on the calendar!
Whether you're a current volunteer, you're wanting to become a volunteer or you want to do that little bit more and need extra information, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you Mick.Donkin@wear-rivers-trust.org.uk or Mobile 07749843252.
PS I normally work part time Wednesday to Friday.
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