Our Vision is that:
The Colne Catchment is a place where people are working together to protect and improve the water environment for everyone.
Water is clean, plentiful and, sensitively managed, meeting the needs of all those that rely on its resource but enabling it to reach its full biological potential, supporting rich and diverse populations of fish, birds and other wildlife. The Catchment is a healthy, economically vibrant environment, creating a natural and attractive amenity for people to enjoy and improving social wellbeing for present and future generations.
EEL MONITORING ON THE RIVER ASH
Volunteers from Spelthorne Natural History Society are monitoring upstream eel migration on the River Ash for a third year in 2016. The Zoological Society of London has an eel trap on the Ash near Staines. Here young eels travelling up the river are captured and measured by volunteers before being released unharmed to continue their journey.
Modular River Physical Survey training course
A one day course providing training in a new technique to monitor the health of rivers is being held by the Environment Agency in Twickenham on 30th June 2016. This course will be of value to anyone working within catchment partnerships or local groups with an interest in river monitoring and assessment.
Catchment areas of the River Colne
Roll over the map to highlight the individual catchments, click to visit the action plan for that catchment.