I only just found out about this, it is during half-term this time so might get a chance to attend:
Here's something for those of you with an interest in rivers or working
on waterbased projects.
The Wild Trout Trust are running a river habitat workshop at Yeading
Brook Meadows on Friday 17th and Monday 27th October @ 10am.
I would like to assure you that this workshop will be going ahead, unlike
the previous two that had to be cancelled by the Wild Trout Trust.
The workshop is outdoor based and will focus on improving urban stretches
of river. You will learn the basics of practical river habitat
improvement and management and the skills associated with installing
woody debris features such as deflectors and brash berms.
The workshops are aimed at anyone with an interest in rivers, from
fishery managers to conservation volunteers or riparian owners. The aim
is to provide you with the knowledge and techniques to be able to
replicate what you have learnt to improve rivers elsewhere. All of this
will be very good training for anyone who wants to participate in London
Wildlife Trust's restoration of the Yeading Brook through Yeading Brook
Meadows over the next year.
Workshops will be weather/conditions dependent so we may need to postpone
the days at short notice if it doesn't look like it will be safe to work.
There are places for 20 people to attend each workshop. These will fill
up quickly as this training will also be advertised to London Wildlife
Please forward this to any river loving volunteers that may be interested
and please respond to me if you wish to attend. I need to keep tabs on
London Wildlife Trust