Wanted. New trustee with knowledge of formal learning.
We are looking for a new Trustee for Formal Learning Can you help us grow our work connecting children and young people with their rivers? Severn Rivers Trust is a small independent environmental charity with big ambitions to improve the River Severn catchment and enhance the lives of communities who live along the river….
‘Salmon in the Stour’ Public Engagement Day
The Severn Rivers Trust, Environment Agency, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, and the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country are hosting a project on the River Stour to help Salmon return to the catchment. The project will address issues relating to fish migration, water quality and river habitat, as well as engaging widely with the…
Pacific Pink Salmon – EA Advisory Note
The Environment Agency have released an Advisory Note (below) regarding the rapidly increasing reports of Pacific Pink Salmon being caught in both nets, and via Rod & Line. The Pacific Pink Salmon is a Non-Native Species to the Atlantic region and thus has the potential to disturb the natural balance and ecosystem required by the…
Greggs staff remove Himalayan Balsam from the River Cain
Volunteer staff from Greggs braved the rain to spend a day clearing invasive none-native Himalayan Balsam from the River Cain in Llanfyllin. Balsam is recognisable all over the countryside with its pink white and purple flowers. It is a problem on river banks, where it prevents grasses and native plants from growing. In winter, it…
Community Champions protect river bank using natural materials
Severn Trent and Dee Valley Water Community Champions led by the Severn Rivers Trust have completed river bank ‘revetment’ protection work on the river Dulas near Llanidloes. Heavy grazing of river banks causes erosion to speed up where no roots hold the bank together. Sediments in the water make it difficult for fish to breed…
Riverfly Volunteers find rare Yellow Mayfly
Riverfly Monitoring Initiative volunteers Helen and Dave Read from Shrewsbury are the first volunteers to record the Yellow Mayfly. They collect riverfly larvae on the River Severn at Shrewsbury once a month to help us build up a picture of river health. The Yellow Mayfly Potamanthus Luteus is one of Britain’s rarest Mayflies. Known for…
Can you help the recovery of the European Eel?
The Sustainable Eel Group are consulting on the review of the Sustainable Eel Standard and are seeking your views by 31st July 2017. Follow the link below for more information: Review of the SEG Standard 2017
WaterLIFE Newsletter – July 2017
Please follow the link below for the July edition of the WaterLIFE newsletter: WaterLIFE – July 2017
Fisheries Job with the Environment Agency
Please follow the link to advertised job opportunity with our partner organisation, The Environment Agency, based in their Shrewsbury office. https://environmentagencyjobs.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/1/opp/5482-Fisheries-Technical-Officer-5482/en-GB
Severn Trent Community Champions clear river bank of invasive weed Himalayan Balsam
The Severn Rivers Trust and Severn Trent Community Champions have joined forces to clear invasive Himalayan Balsam from the banks of the river Severn on the Welsh borders. The Severn is an important river for wildlife which has been under threat from run off of nutrients and invasion by none-native species. Severn Rivers Trust is…