Obstacles in rivers are major factors contributing to the dramatic decline of the European Eel but there are huge gaps in our knowledge of where they are and how they impact eel migration.
We need you to become an ObstacEELS surveyor and join SERT in helping to map obstacles to eel migration across the Mole Catchment. The data you collect will enable a strategic approach to future eel projects along the Mole which will improve the river for this critically endangered species.
Online Training – We’ll be running through everything you need to know to become an ObstacEELS surveyor and getting you all set up on the reporting app. No prior experience necessary.
We’ll send out the link to join the online training 48 hours before the event.
Online Training is followed up by Practical Training Sessions – A chance to put your new found skills to good use along the River Mole and its tributaries. We’ll be working together to survey a stretch of river and log the barriers we see to help you get to grips with the survey method.
Time: 1pm-2.30pm in Crawley.
After you’ve completed both parts of the training, you’ll head out in groups to complete ObstacEELS surveys along your chosen sections of the River Mole and its tributaries.
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ObstacEELS is part of Thames Catchment Community Eels Project. 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.