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Could you be a volunteer river warden?

A lovely opportunity – are you able to undertake a monthly walkalong your allocated section of watercourse, recording and reporting what you see?

We are looking for people who will keep a regular eye out on a local stretch of waterway, noticing changes and spotting issues. A reporting and support system allows any issues you find to be dealt with promptly by the relevant people.

Training is given on health and safety, what to look out for and how to report issues. Any resources required will be supplied by us.
The Upper & Bedford Ouse Catchment Partnership has a number of groups of Volunteer River Wardens active throughout the catchment and we are now looking to work with ResilienTogether to recruit volunteers to look at the Pix Brook.

In addition to the basic surveys, some of our Volunteer River Wardens undertake additional monitoring surveys, such as invertebrate and water quality sampling to help assess the quality of the watercourse.

If you are interested in the health of the Pix Brook and would be able to offer 2-3 hours per month to help improve the Pix Brook environment and flood risk, then please get in touch by emailing:


“The Upper and Bedford Ouse Catchment Partnership is pleased to be working closely with the ResilienTogether project, benefiting from the learning and technical expertise the project brings, and being in a position to help promote good practice across the catchment.''

Cliff Andrews, Deputy Chief Executive, Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity