Last year saw the end of our three year long junior river warden programme kindly funded by Thames water.
However we have been able to secure further funding from the Environment Agency to run another 10 sessions with a mixture of schools and youth groups.
During June and July, the project will take them to the river and around the parks and other green spaces of the river corridor, to demonstrate first-hand the important role that local people can play alongside local and national organisations in preserving the quality of our water systems.
The project focuses on monitoring invasive and non-native species, litter and pollution monitoring and aims to engage and empower local children and young people to take part in a volunteer network programme with scientific credentials.
The 'Junior River Wardens' will assess and monitor the health of the River Lea, allowing for better decision-making and intelligent interventions and improvements.