On Saturday 1 March 2014 the Conservation Team organised an event at Writtle College aimed at recruiting volunteers to carry out various surveys in the coming year. More than 60 people attended, showing interest in the work we are doing at Essex Wildlife Trust. Nearly everyone signed up to help with surveys and projects including Riversearch, River Wardens, The Badger Vaccinating project, Barn Owl monitoring, Hedgerow surveying and Grassland surveys.
It gave the Conservation Team the opportunity to talk about the importance of surveying and monitoring and several presentations were given, followed by a buffet lunch and informal discussions. We are now organising training sessions and courses for our new volunteers, and look forward to a successful year of surveying.