River survey scheme

Rother River Monitoring Scheme SUS-150826-104114001
Rother River Monitoring Scheme SUS-150826-104114001

There’s an opportunity to take part in the Rother River Monitoring Scheme and there’s free training on offer.

The Arun and Rother Rivers Trust (ARRT) and the Arun and Rother Connections (ARC) project are working in partnership to survey the length of the river Rother and as many tributaries as they can.

In order to do this ARRT and ARC are asking for volunteers to ‘adopt’ a local stretch of river become a river monitoring champion and carry out a monthly survey.

ARRT and ARC are offering free river survey training to cover kick sampling, methodology and recording.

Kate Whitton, Project Volunteer Co-ordinator Arun and Rother Connections Linking Landscape and Community (ARC project), says this is a great opportunity for anyone who loves their stretch of river or who is interested in the environment. “This session is aimed at equipping people with the knowledge and skills to carry out a monthly survey on a 1km stretch of the river Rother,” she said.

“A qualified surveyor will lead the session and all equipment will be provided.

“No prior knowledge is required and travel expenses will be reimbursed.”

“Boost your skills and expertise and help safeguard the River Rother!”

The training sessions will take place at Coultershaw Education Room, Petworth, West Sussex on Saturday September 26, 10-4pm. There are only twelve spaces available and Kate advises anyone interested to book early to avoid disappointment.

For further information and to confirm your place call Kate on 01273 763377 or email: kate.whitton@rspb.org.uk.

Lottery funded, the ARC project is achieving many positive things for the Arun and Rother landscape. To find out more download the free ARC Explorer app via: http://arcexplorer.org.uk/