Would you like to get involved in looking after the rivers of the Stour Valley?
Through our volunteer River Wardens programme, you can get hands on with the river environment and bring real benefits for people and wildlife.
You can commit to as little or as much time as you want, choose the tasks and training you want to take on, and the area you want to look after.
After training, you’ll be given your own section of river to warden, carrying out wildlife surveys, reporting problems and helping to maintain riverside paths.
The training you can choose from will be given by qualified experts and will cover a range of topics, such as:
Introduction to rivers
River ranger skills
Aquatic mammal surveys
Water quality and pollution
No previous experience or qualifications are required. All equipment will be provided, training is free and you’ll be able to claim travel expenses.
- Wherever possible, you will be looking after a stretch of river close to where you live, so this is a real opportunity to do something for your local community and environment.
- You’ll meet new people at training and social activities, and wardens can work in pairs or small groups if they want to.
- For anyone thinking about a career in conservation or countryside management, this would be a great addition to your CV!
To find out more or get involved, please contact Lauren, the Our Stour Officer at: Lauren.Baker3@kent.gov.uk