Evenlode Education & Outreach

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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. A new part time Outreach Officer, and two new part time Education Officers 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.

Our new team members will settling in from December 2021 – please be on the look out for their arrival!