There are lots of ways to enjoy your local river for free – while also helping river wildlife to thrive. Eden Rivers Trust is offering a variety of volunteer opportunities over the summer for anyone interested in having a great day out on the river.
Examples of the activities on offer include surveying fish and crayfish populations in the tributaries of the River Eden. Helping with surveys does not require any special skills or experience and all necessary training is provided. It just requires a willingness to spend all day outside and a general level of fitness. It involves wading in shallow waters, with waders provided by the Trust if you don’t have your own!
Surveys of native wildlife show how these animals are faring and give an indication of the health of the river. They also identify where work is needed to improve the condition of the river for…
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