To help us plan the right project for nature and you we have put together a survey to find out what people think of the river at the moment, and what they would like to see in a perfect world!
If you could spare 5 minutes to quickly complete this survey if would really help us get this project right. You can find the survey here.
Last week 47 students from Brighton University descended on the river as part of their field studies course. Being taught survey techniques and identification skills they undertook electro-fishing, kick sampling and hab scoring across 3 stretches of the river. As well as enjoying splashing around in the river, the trip helped us collect invaluable data for the project which will be used as our pre-restoration monitoring.
Although the final results are yet to come in here are a few species that we found:
- Stone loach
- Various types of mayfly larvae including burrowing and non-burrowing species
- Cased and caseless caddis
- Various midge larvae
To help with our monitoring we will also be continuing with our invertebrate traps throughout winter. If you’re keen to get involved just get in touch. No previous experience is necessary.