Anglesey Volunteers Education and Training in River Restoration Techniques
The Trust is currently carrying out habitat surveys on the 10 major rivers in Anglesey to identify areas that could be improved. It will then be possible to carry out improvements using a mix of contractors for more complex works and trained volunteers for more simple work such as vegetation and woody debris management. Volunteers with a range of abilities, age and gender are being recruited and educated in river habitat surveying, recognising habitat issues and given practical, supervised training in the safe use of various habitat management techniques by experienced experts.
So far two workshops have been held at Llangefni with the support of Cefni Angling Association and 12 volunteers have signed up.
A practical session on habitat maintenance on a tributary of the Cefni is planned for March. The funds are being used to buy equipment and safety gear which can be used by the volunteers.
Reporting an environmental incident
To report an environmental incident such as suspected poaching, pollution or wildlife crime, the dumping of hazardous or industrial waste and illegal abstraction from watercourses etc, call Natural Resources Wales’ incident hotline on 0300 065 3000 (24 hour service).
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