Catchment Hosts, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust held the first ever River Lea Catchment Conference on the evening of 19th October.
The event, which the Trust hopes will become an annual event, brought together a number of regional experts who shared their vision for the future of the River Lea and its tributaries.
Catchment Chair and Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust's Conservation Manager , Tim Hill, started the evening off and introduced speakers throughout the evening. Speakers included individuals from the Trust, Natural England, the River Beane Restoration Association, Affinity Water and the Environment Agency.
Attendees learned about the river's current challenges including invasive species management, recent projects, such as the recent 'Slimy Wrigglers' eel conservation project, and the catchment partnership's future aspirations.
The Catchment Partnership would like to thank the University of Hertfordshire for hosting us at their Bayfordbury Science Learning Centre as well as all those who spoke and assisted in the running of the evening.