Look after your local river

Learn skills to help you care for your local stream or river with our colleagues at Tyne Rivers Trust. There are currently two training opportunities on offer, both are free. You will need to commit to using what you have learnt in the future.

Adopt a Stream will teach you how to monitor water quality, survey for wildlife and invasive species and support you to take action to improve your water course. The training day is on March 14th, find out more including how to book.

Pesticide training will be on 7th and 8th May at Low Barns with an assessment the following week. The course covers health and safety around using pesticides and herbicides and how to spray invasive species on land and near water. The focus on this is for people living in the River Derwent catchment area, trainees will then be asked to go out on task days with Tyne Rivers Trust to spray Japanese knotweed on an annual basis. Spraying is usually done from late summer to October each year and there will be opportunities to get involved on sites in the Tyne catchment too. Email Jenny Elliott at Tyne Rivers Trust, or call 01434 636902 for more information and to book.