Shropshire PaddleSport: Important and interesting news from Shropshire Paddlesport

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Pete Lambert, whom some of you will remember from the otter survey last year, would like to suggest more ways in which the club can become more wildlife aware/friendly. 
There is a list below and, over the coming weeks, could you let a member of the committee know which you think would be the most interesting to undertake?  
Thank you

Shropshire Paddlesport 2013 – 14

Ecological and environmental development ideas

The club is keen to develop  a step plan starting with initial brainstorming meet to build a range of activity.

Geographical area – Montgomery canal [English] , Llangollen canal and River Perry catchment .

Support available from Shropshire Wildlife Trust [SWT] and Canals and Rivers Trust [CRT]

The list below will help club members to explore what it is they might like to develop as part of a programme of wildlife and environmentally focussed activities to suit all ages and abilities.

·      Survey, wildlife watching, biological recording

·      Practical conservation tasks – volunteering

·      Environmental protection – litter , water quality

·      Canal wildlife noticeboard/ID information/wildlife map

·      Seen Today chalkboard

·      Wildlife news

·      Animals – otter, mink

·      Birds – kingfisher, heron, barn owl,

·      Aquatic plants

·      Toads, frogs, newts , grass snakes

·      Fish – pike, perch etc

·      Invasive non-native species – Himalayan balsam, Japanese knotweed, Water soldier, Signal crayfish

·      Artificial nests – nest boxes, rafts, house martin cups, bat boxes , bug houses,

·      Motion activated video filming

·      Bat and moth survey

·      Fieldcraft – tracks and trails – clay trays

·      Visiting experts – training in Identification, biological surveying, habitat mapping

·      Aquatic invertebrate monitoring – water quality