The SVBG Biodiversity Festival is packed full of events:
And its calendar is getting even fuller.
Here’s an update of the day on what’s happening on the River on Tuesday 6th June, when there will now be three events, all led by Ed Eley of the Wild Trout Trust.
SOME OF THE EVENTS NEED TO BE BOOKED.
Understanding your river
At 10am at Kennaway House:
Exploring the main drivers needed to sustain a healthy population of wild brown trout and discussing some of the options available to deliver river restoration and positive change.
Walk and talk along the river Sid
At 1pm along the River Sid, starting at the School Weir near the Toll House entrance to the Byes.
We will walk from School Weir to Fortescue Weir focusing on the impacts of weirs in regard to their effect on habitat and fish passage. A general habitat assessment of the Sid will be conducted, pointing out the good and the bad bits, with discussions about appropriate recommendations.
Sampling life in the river
At 5pm along the River Sid, starting at the School Weir near the Toll House entrance to the Byes.
We will take a short walk upstream to find a suitable spot for finding small creatures who make their home in the river. Ed will give a demonstration then participants can have a go at river dipping and learning something about the creatures they find. For those interested, there is the possibility of attending a future training day to learn about regular, voluntary monitoring.
With thanks to the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group: