This Summer Special Edition of the RRC Bulletin includes the Call for Abstracts for the RRC Conference, with booking forms for presentations and posters. Also, there are a few upcoming site visits and training courses including Introduction to Hydromorphology, and NFM courses. We also acknowledge the dedicated hard work of Euan Bull, a 2017 River Champion. A new book will also be published later in the year, 'Rivers of Life, Rivers of Death' - pre-order now! There is also a feature on what technical advice RRC can offer you, so get in touch with your enquiries.
This month's issue promotes the upcoming RRC Site Visits and Training Courses, including an Introduction to Hydromorphology course in Bristol in September, and a River Habitat Survey Certification course in Cardiff next month. Also, we congratulate the finalists of the International River Prize, including the River Tweed which was the 2015 UK River Prize. Check out our latest video on Why is River Restoration Important, and our new factsheet on all aspects of river restoration. We also acknowledge the hard work of another 2017 River Champion, Martin Moore, Chairman of the Loddon Fisheries and Conservation Consultative. Finally, RRC say goodbye to Rosie, Community Engagement Officer - best of luck for the future!
This month we look back at the Members Site Visit to the River Avon Restoration Project in Salisbury, and advertise our training courses later in the year. You have the chance to give us your feedback on the current PRAGMO guidance document as we plan to update this document. Also, we acknowledge the growing National River Restoration Inventory (NRRI) database, and recognise the hard work of Five Rivers Environmental Contracting, with reference to one of their project case studies. This month we also highlight the efforts of River Champion Sam St Pierre, and advertise our three new factsheets and video, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Finally, catch up on the latest news, events and job opportunities.
In the May edition of the bulletin, we promote the training courses and site visits taking place later this year. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to visit the finalists of the 2017 UK River Prize, and attend training events focusing on Project Evaluation, Hydromorphology, Weir Removal and Natural Flood Management. Also we are advertising two Director positions for the RRC Board, as well as the usual news, events and job opportunities in the industry. Check out the newly updated RiverWiki and add your projects now, creating a dedicated project page to demonstrate your hard work in river restoration. We also acknowledge the excellent voluntary work of one of the River Champions, Chris Stafford who sadly passed away earlier this month.
This month's bulletin looks back at the RRC Conference held in Brighton at the start of the month, and links to the presentation and poster outputs which are now availble on our website. Also, we announce the winner of the UK 2017 River Prize as the River Avon. Have a look at our upcoming training courses later this year on topics including Natural Flood Management. Also we acknowledge the departure of Jasmine from the RRC. Finally, check out all the latest news and events, and job opportunities.
This month's issue brings the final reminder for conference bookings which are closing in March, and a reminder that poster submissions are still open for the poster session at conference. The River Champions nominations are also closing soon, so nominate someone you know who helps out in their local environment. This issue also looks back at a couple of training courses which took place over February - one held in Northern Ireland looking at community engagement in river restoration, and the other held in Wilmslow, Cheshire, providing an introductory session to hydromorphology. Both blogs from these events are available in this issue, along with lots of interesting job oppotunities and news updates.
This month we launch the first training course of the year focusing on hydromorphology. Also we publish a new factsheet and video on how to get involved in river restoration in your local area. Additionally, the RRC River Champions aims to acknowledge those who volunteer their time to help restore their local river environment.
This month the UK River Prize 2017 has been launched, early bird bookings for our Annual Network Conference are still open, and we look back on the Members' Site Visit earlier in November. Also, there are many news articles and events to catch up on!
This month we welcome two new members to our team, look forward to bookings going live for next year's conference and read a new book which is freely available online. As usual there's also plenty of news, videos and events to check out.
This month we received a fantastic response to our call for abstracts for next year's RRC Conference - Over 60 received! Also in this edition, a new IUCN report on river restoration and biodiversity has been released.