Rivers Week

Campaigns

Rivers Week

24th - 30th September 2018

© Luke Massey

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Surrey Wildlife Trust is celebrating World Rivers Day with a series of exciting and engaging events from the 24th - 30th September that will be sure to flood your senses! Whether you are a keen river user, an active conservationist or a family who enjoys a riverside walk, there will be an event near you to excite your love of nature.

Rivers Week events

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Wetland habitats

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Freshwater habitats

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River wildlife

Otter

© Elliott Neep

River wildlife

Otters

Only just returning to Surrey's waters, these elusive mammals were all but wiped out from our rivers due to habitat destruction and pesticide use.

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Water vole feeding

© Elliott Neep

River wildlife

Water voles

We fear that water voles may be locally extinct in Surrey due to habitat pressure and non-native mink.

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Kingfisher

© Jon Hawkins

Kingfishers

Look for the unmistakeable azure blue and metallic copper of the Kingfisher as it darts along a riverbank, or perches on a low branch over the water.

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Wetland reserves