WANTED - Mink raft locations
Mink are the main threat to watervoles on our local rivers. Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust run a mink raft scheme. Floating rafts with a clay base are placed on the river – if mink are about, they will investigate the raft and leave their footprints on the clay. Traps can then be placed to try and catch them.
WANTED - Watervole surveyors
WANTED – Riverfly monitors
Riverfly Monitoring is a national scheme whereby local volunteers are trained to monitor their local river for invertebrates, which give an indication of water quality. For more details, see here. If you are interested in becoming a Riverfly monitor for the Mimram, please email the Riverfly Coordinator for the Mimram.