River Health Training Drop-in @ River Perry, Oswestry

Location: River Perry, Oswestry, SY11 3PN, (meeting at the car park adjacent to the village hall/ pavillion on St Martins Road)

Join us at this FREE drop-in session for some beginner level training on monitoring the health of your local watercourse.

Event details

Meeting point

Village Hall carpark, SY11 3PN


10:00am - 12.00pm
A static map of River Health Training Drop-in @ River Perry, Oswestry

About the event

This training session is roughly two hours long and gives a hands-on run through of how we can all monitor and look after our local watercourses in our own time and to our own means. 

We will conduct water chemistry tests, kick sampling to survey the aquatic wildlife and keep an observant eye out for any other wildlife spots or signs of pollution. 

The training has been developed to give wildlife enthusiasts as well as those that may work in a relevant sector some informal training on how they may monitor their rivers. 

Before joining you might want to download the free River Health Checker App: https://www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/river-app  which can also be used to record your findings. All data submitted will become part of a national dataset which is used to inform conservation efforts. A demonstration and run through of the app and its features will be given as well as hands-on help throughout the session. 

You will be conducting your own tests and surveys so don't forget your wellies and any other weather appropriate clothing - i.e. water proofs, spare socks, hat, gloves etc. 

This training is FREE as part of the River Friendly Shropshire Project funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Environment Agency. 




Additional booking information

This is a free drop-in session, there is no need to book. Email jennas@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk with any queries

Suitable for

Families, Adults, Beginners

Know before you go

What to bring


Extra socks

Spare clothes


Weather appropriate clothing e.g. coat, gloves etc. 

Contact us

Jenna Shaw

If you can't make it at this date and location there are 2 more drop-ins after this one (and 3 before) for you to choose from that might suit you better