We’ve been busy on the River Wandle in south London, with new projects starting and plenty of volunteer events. Have a look below to read about our recent Wandle work.
1. River Wandle Cleanups
On the second Sunday of every month we run a community cleanup on the River Wandle. These events are really popular and attract an average of 40 volunteers each time! Here are some of our recent cleanup blogs:
November 2016 October 2016 September 2016
Don’t forget to help us fund these in 2017 by voting for our Aviva Project HERE!
2. New Project: Discovering the Source of the Wandle
We have embarked on an exciting new project to research and understand the source of the River Wandle and how it has moved over time. The project will work with local volunteers to research the source through archived material, geological maps, photographic evidence and oral histories. Read all about it here!
3. Parrots Feather Control in Beddington Park
Working with local volunteers our INNS Officer, Alan Martin, tackled the Parrots Feather found in Beddington Park on the Wandle. Parrots Feather is an aquatic invasive plant that loves to grow in still and slow moving water. Our team of volunteers manually cleared the pond whilst our Education Officer ran a number of activities to raise awareness about invasive non-native species – read the blog here!
We are recruiting a part-time River Education Officer to develop teaching packs and a ‘river in the classroom’ project as part of the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership Scheme.
This is a brand new role and will be based on the River Wandle in south London.
Further details are available here: EducationOfficer_JobDescriptionFeb2015.
To apply, please send email a CV (2 pages max) and a covering letter (2 pages max) focusing on your relevant experience, knowledge and skills, before 5pm on Monday 6th April.
The Wandle Trust (part of the South East Rivers Trust) is recruiting a part-time Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) Officer to help coordinate and deliver work to tackle aquatic INNS on the River Wandle.
INNS can have a negative impact on rivers by both directly out-competing native species and indirectly altering habitats, for example by causing the excessive ingress of silt which can smother the natural gravel riverbed.
The post is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and is part of the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership, a programme which involves the local community in the restoration and enhancement of the River Wandle landscape.
The Project Officer will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the River Wandle Invasive Non-Native Species Action Plan and Work Programme. The role will involve both coordinating the work of a range of partners and contributing to the delivery of the INNS Work Programme.
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