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May 2018

Clean Water Quest

1st May 2018 @ 7:00 am - 31st May 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Free

Take part in this citizen science survey and help to discover fantastic clean water habitats, great for wildlife, across the River Thame Catchment. You can be part of current scientific research by using quick and simple test kits to measure the levels of two widespread pollutants, nitrate and phosphate, in your local ponds, streams, ditches and river. To find out more and to sign up click here    

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Bank stabilisation work party Aylesbury

2nd May 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dogs are a regular visitor to the River Thame but when off the lead can disturb breeding birds and wildlife but can also damage river banks. When dogs consistently enter rivers at regular points along a river bank they can cause erosion and sediment input. Excess sediment entering watercourses can cause the smothering of fish eggs and invertebrates. In May along the Thame in Aylesbury we have plans to stabilise some of these access points to reduce further damage and…

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Bank stabilisation work party Aylesbury

9th May 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Dogs are a regular visitor to the River Thame but when off the lead can disturb breeding birds and wildlife but can also damage river banks. When dogs consistently enter rivers at regular points along a river bank they can cause erosion and sediment input. Excess sediment entering watercourses can cause the smothering of fish eggs and invertebrates. In May along the Thame in Aylesbury we have plans to stabilise some of these access points to reduce further damage and…

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July 2018

Riverfly training

21st July 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stadhampton Village Hall, St John the Baptist Church, The Green
Stadhampton, Oxford, OX44 7UA United Kingdom
Free

This workshop is aimed at those who wish to start riverfly monitoring for the first time, or for those who wish to refresh old skills. Riverflys (caddisflies, mayflies, stoneflies etc) are highly susceptible to changes in pollution so surveying for them gives us a good indication of not only water quality but if/ when a pollution incident has occurred. This one day course provides comprehensive training in the Angler’s Riverfly Monitoring Initiative survey technique and includes presentations, practical demonstrations and…

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October 2018

Volunteer celebration evening

1st October 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
The College Farm, Long Crendon
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 9AP
Free

Join us for an evening of talks, quizzes, wine and nibbles to celebrate the hard work of RTCT volunteers RTCT volunteer celebration evening programme Email Jane@riverthame.org if you would like to attend

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March 2019

Anglers Riverfly Monitoring Initiative – Refresher training

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trained ARMI volunteers only. Touch up your riverfly survey technique and identification tips along the Chalgrove Brook, Stadhampton.

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Habitat work- Chalgrove Brook – Watlington

March 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

6th March. Habitat enhancement work of the Chalgrove Brook near Watlington, involving installation of in-stream structures and management of shading vegetation. Organiser Watlington Environment Group. For more details contact Mike Chadwick, e-mail info@watlington-environment-group.org.uk , tel. 01494 483663.

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Aylesbury Outfall Safari – identifying polluting outfalls in our streams and rivers

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bedgrove Community Centre., Ambleside
Aylesbury, HP21 9TX

Do you want to help stop pollution in Aylesbury’s rivers and streams?
If so then sign up for our ‘Outfall Safari’ training session!

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May 2019

Practical work party – Balsam Bashing

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Help remove the pesky non-native, himalayan balsam, from the Bear Brook and its tributary streams.

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Practical work party – Balsam Bashing

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Help remove the pesky non-native, himalayan balsam, from the Bear Brook and it's tributary streams.

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