**Confirmed crayfish plague on the By Brook**

Dear all,  Following a significant native white-clawed crayfish kill on the By Brook, Wiltshire in August/September, it has been confirmed that the crayfish sampled were infected with Aphanomyces astaci, which is the water mould (fungus) that causes crayfish plague. Crayfish plague is a deadly disease that infects and kills our native white-clawed crayfish. The invasive non-native…

View from a volunteer – Maddie

September 2016 – Volunteering for 2 weeks   “I am an Environmental Science student studying at the University of Southampton and have a great time getting stuck in with some practical volunteer work with BART. I have had an amazing experience getting involved with river enhancement projects on the River Marden and Midford Brook. I…