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River Health Training Drop-in @ Wesley Brook, Shifnal

Location: Wesley Brook, Wheatfield Drive, Shifnal, TF11 8HU, (meeting near the playground on Wheatfield Drive, opposite the turning for Beech Drive)
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

Near the playground and playing field on Wheatfield Drive, opposite the turning for Beech Drive.


A static map of River Health Training Drop-in @ Wesley Brook, Shifnal

About the event

This training session is roughly two hours long and give 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.
Feel free to email jennas@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk with an queries.

Suitable for

Families, Adults, Beginners

Know before you go

What to bring


Spare clothes

Weather appropriate clothing - i.e. waterproof coat and trousers, spare socks, hat, gloves... sun-hat, sun cream etc. 

Contact us

Jenna Shaw