The Thames Catchment Community Eels Project has a variety of ways for the public to get involved.
Volunteer and train to be part of a citizen science Eel Force, on the following rivers:
Volunteer to monitor eels on the River Mole
Every year elvers (young eels) arrive from the Sargasso Sea and swim up the Thames, however that journey is hindered by the many man-made barriers on the river, such as weirs. This project is looking for volunteers for two roles:
To undertake free ObstacEELS training and carry out walkover surveying for barriers along specific stretches on the rivers Ravensbourne, Upper Brent, Middle and Lower Kennet, Mole and Pang
To monitor elvers as they migrate up the River Mole
How Can I Get Involved?
No previous experience is necessary and all training and equipment is provided. If you would like to volunteer please get in touch and we can direct you to one of our project partners closest to you.