Thu, 10/11/2016 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Aim of the Conference
The conference will provide an update on the current status of water voles and non-native invasive species within Hertfordshire and Middlesex. The evening will also provide an opportunity to network with others who are working to conserve and improve wetlands and their associated wildlife.
6:45 Welcome and introduction - Tim Hill, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
6:50 Water Voles and Non-native Invasive Species in Hertfordshire; what happened in 2016? - Martin Ketcher, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
7:20 Implementing a novel weed management approach for Himalayan Balsam: progress on biological control in the UK – Dr Carol A Ellison, Plant Pathologist, Biological Control of Invasive Weeds, CABI
7:50 Break and refreshment
8:20 When mink control stops.... A case study from Bedfordshire – Amanda Proud, formerly Otters and Rivers Officer, Ivel and Ouse Countryside Project
8:40 Water Vole Conservation in the Lee Valley – Cath Patrick, Senior Conservation Officer, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
9:00 Restoration on the Fray's River – Nancy Baume, Project Manager, Environment Programme Team, Environment Agency
9:20 Questions and summary
More information and booking is available on the HMWT website.