Projects needing funding
Several of the projects detailed in this plan are ready to start as soon as funding is obtained. If you have any suggestions for potential sources of funding, please let us know.
Practical help needed
Some of the projects will require some hands-on, practical help. If you can give your time and fancy getting involved with practical work in and around the river, this could be for you!
We will post information here as projects require help. Please check back regularly for details.
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 Rib or Quin, please let us know.