River Wardens

Would you like to get involved in looking after the rivers of the Stour Valley?

Water crowfoot Thanington

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 you want to take on, and the area you want to look after.

After an introduction to the project, we will decide on your own section of river to warden. Here you can carry out wildlife surveys, report problems and help to maintain riverside paths.

Unfortunately, due to changes in our funding, we can only provide limited training. However, when you begin we will provide a link to resources from previous training sessions. And we will of course provide information about any upcoming training we are organising or other training which we are aware of.

No previous experience or qualifications are required.

  • 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 and wardens can work in pairs or small groups if they wish 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

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