River Conservation Volunteering – The Westcountry Rivers Trust is running three conservation sessions on the Langham Lake, a tributary of the River Taw. The first session will take place on Thursday 19 May starting at 5.30pm. This session will be an introduction to river conservation, the main factors impacting our rivers, survey methods and practical restoration techniques. We will also do some stone turning for invertebrates, water quality sampling and begin the walkover survey.
Once the volunteer group is established we hope to run at least a couple of additional session, at a time to suit the group, to go into greater depth and undertake some practical work with the assistance of a professional landscape contractor.
We hope the sessions will be of interest to anyone with an interest in wildlife and our rivers. Our approach is very much a holistic one where we look at the whole ecosystem so we can benefit all wildlife including invertebrates, mammals and fish.
If you are interested in attending the first session or any of the subsequent meetings please email me at [email protected].