Jul 28

ObstacEELS training – become a trained volunteer and help Thames21 map barriers to eels on the Brent

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the Thames21 Eel Force to help survey barriers to eel migration across the Brent catchment. This is a citizen science training developed by ZSL , working with project partners of the Thames Catchment Community Eels Project. The aim is to collect data to enable a strategic approach to future eel projects, such as potential weir removal or modification/eel pass installation and improve the future of the critically endangered European eel.

Citizen Science ObstacEELS Training
This session is a 1.5 hour zoom comprising of the following:

  • Introduction to the project and the challenges facing the European eel
  • Guide to the newly updated River Obstacles App
  • How to use the Eel Barrier Assessment Tool
  • Survey planning session – dividing the catchment between us

After completion of the online training, participants will be able to survey specified stretches of their local river using the River Obstacles App. The first sessions will be attended by a trained member of Thames21 or ZSL staff to support and finish the training process.

Contact Oli to book your place: oli.back@thames21.org.uk or 07597 577 793

This project is funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.

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