Opportunity to have your say.

On Friday 10 October the Environment Agency launched their consultation on draft updates to the river basin management plans. The consultation will run until 10 April 2015. Consultation documents and response forms are available at: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/update-to-the-draft-river-basin-management-plans   The draft flood risk management plans (FRMP) consultation also opened on 10 October and will run until 31 January 2015. …

Invasive Species – more bad news.

Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Quagga Mussel) has been found in Wraysbury Reservoir and the Wraysbury River, a tributary of the River Colne, near Egham, Surrey.  This is the first UK record of this species.  The EA alert poster for this species is shown below. Alert Dreisena bugensis rostriformis (final)  The EA will be seeking to contain and slow the…