Here on the Wandle, we never forget how much of our vital work would be impossible without the time, energy and commitment of so many of our volunteers.
So we’re always delighted to see their efforts recognised on the wider environmental stage. And over the past few days, we’ve been thrilled to see the spotlight turn to the Wandle’s cell of the national Riverfly Partnership’s Anglers’ Monitoring Initiative – and our local co-ordinator Will Tall.
Last Monday evening, during an Association of Rivers Trusts conference and awards ceremony at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes, Will became the first recipient of the Thames River Restoration Trust’s prestigious new John S Hills Memorial Award.
The Wandle’s monthly Riverfly monitoring programme is run by the Wandle Piscators as part of the Living Wandle project. Read more about Will’s award and the Riverfly programme itself on our sister fishing club’s site…
… and if you’re already a volunteer and would like to follow in Will’s footsteps by getting more involved in running our charitable, educational and environmental activities, why not get in touch?
We’re currently developing our programmes in all these areas, and would love to hear from you!
To download our full press release about the John S Hills Memorial Award, please click here.
Update: Will’s award has now been reported in the local Wimbledon Guardian and other Wandle Valley papers in the Guardian group.