Crayfish Survey training day

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00

Tuesday 25 July
10am - 4pm
Eden Rivers Trust office, Penrith & on location
FREE

 

For those of you who have never been crayfish surveying before it’s a great opportunity to see our native white-clawed crayfish up close and to learn more about them, their habitat and what can be done to protect them.  The day covers the ‘Life in UK Rivers’ nationally recognised survey technique.  It is free but is particularly aimed at training people to help us with our crayfish surveys in the Eden Valley in August and September this year.

We will meet at Eden Rivers Trust’s offices in the Dunmail Building of Newton Rigg College, Penrith.  The first part of the day will cover a brief introduction to crayfish and their habitat requirements, the survey method and site selection.  The main part of the day will then be spent out on the river at two different sites where you will have the chance to search for crayfish, learn how to handle them, identify suitable crayfish habitat and survey locations, and have a go at applying the ‘Life in UK Rivers’ method in practice. 

All you need to bring is some lunch and a drink, a pair of waders (if you have your own), wet/sunny weather clothing and a spare set of clothes (just in case!).  If you would like to come but don’t have your own waders please let us know your shoe size and we will try to provide waders for you.  

Places are stricly limited and filling up fast, email Paul Greaves River Action Group Coordinator at pau@edenrt.org or call him on 01768 866788 to reserve your place.