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POSTPONED: Vital Sign of Healthy Rivers – online & in person training

8th September 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

NOTE: This course has been postponed until later in the year. If you would like to be informed when the new dates are planned please email


Would you like to be able to identify the vital signs of a river and understand how to ‘health check’ your local river?

Vital Signs of a Healthy River is a two part course.

This course which is part of the Restoring Enfield’s Rivers programme is taking place on:

Wednesday 8th September, 10am – 12:30pm ONLINE

Wedneday 15th September, 10am – 12:30pm IN PERSON – Salmons Brook, exact location tbc
Wedneday 15th September, 1:30pm – 4pm
IN PERSON – Salmons Brook, exact location tbc

Note: There are two in-person sessions to reduce the group sizes, you only need to attend one in-person session

See the course information page for full details.

This course offers an introduction into what makes a river healthy with a focus on the physical processes and structure (hydro-morphology) of a river and its functional habitat (ecology) the river and its surrounding area provides.
You will gain an understanding of the importance of protecting the ecology and natural processes of a river system while learning about some of the negative impacts rivers are facing and the consequences these can have.

Trainee’s that complete this course will:

  • have a greater understanding of what affects the health of a river beyond the visible litter pollution.
  • take part in a site-scoping exercise and learn about how river restoration work at the site will improve the watercourse.
  • find out how they can monitor river healthy by joining citizen science initiatives run by Thames21 and our partners.

If you would like to participate contact Poppy Flint to request a registration form.

Please note, places are limited so please only register if you are committed to attending. People who have volunteered on the project or are local to the area will have priority booking.


8th September 2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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