Evenlode Education & Outreach

An image showing a row of people standing near water t=with the sky and themselves reflected in the water's surface. Image courtesy of Thames Water.

Engaging with Evenlode

Support from Thames Water Smarter Catchments

We are delighted to announce that as part of their Smarter Catchments initiative, Thames Water are funding three new roles for our team at Cotswolds National Landscape. The new Everyone’s Evenlode team will be working to help communities engage and connect with the River Evenlode and the water environment.

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Encouraging communities

Thames Water’s River Evenlode Smarter Catchment plan aims to develop a programme of activities to show the relevance of the river and its catchment within the community. Our education and outreach team will help meet these aims by working to encourage people to:

  • understand the physical and mental health benefits of a good quality river environment
  • access nature, and help its recovery
  • understand how the smarter catchments initiatives aim to protect communities from flooding
  • take part in knowledge exchange events across the Evenlode catchment area

We’ll also be working hard to engage with schools, to help inspire younger generations to connect with their local stretch of river, learn about healthy river environments and nature, and act to take positive action to care for and ecologically improve the River Evenlode.

The Everyone’s Evenlode project team members are: Rosalind Marsden (Education Officer), Ruth Rudwick (Community Outreach Officer), and Rowan Wynne-Jones (Community Outreach and Education Officer). If you’d like to find out more about the project, or would like to be involved, please email evenlode@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk

Rosalind Marsden, Ruth Rudwick, and Rowan Wynne-Jones.  Image ©Russell Sach