Witham IDBs Environmental Training Morning

Each year the Witham and Humber IDBs hold environmental training for all Operatives.

Our next session is scheduled for Thursday 23rd May 2019.

On a regular basis we extend the training and sessions covered to include all staff and Board Members and various partner organisations are invited to join us and give presentations on their areas of expertise.

In November 2018 Fiona Scott provided a session for all Operatives that covered a general update plus a detailed session on Working around Badgers. You can view the presentation she gave on the link below.

Working around Badgers Nov 2018

On 25th March 2015, we held an Environmental Training Morning at Doddington Hall. A number of our partner organisations were invited to present at the event which was aimed predominantly at members of our three Boards. Presentations were made by Samantha Ireland, Martin Shilling, Barney Parker (Ashfiled Environment Services), Amy Bouic (Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership), Fiona McKenna (Lincolnshire Rivers Trust) and David Hutchinson (Environment Agency). ADA Lincolnshire Branch’s Chairman (Norman Osborne) and the Chairman of ADA Lincolnshire Branch’s Environment Committee (Peter Lundgren) also attended the session.

Presentations covered a range of topics including:

– Eel Regulations Compliance

– Countryside Stewardship Schemes and implications for IDBs

– Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership

– Witham Partnership

– Water Framework Directive and implications for IDBs

Presentations were followed by a group brainstorming session, from which there were a number of key points including:

– Improving reporting of environmental work

– Identifying key areas for projects, for example:

– Wildflower meadow planting with schools at Meadow Lane, North Hykeham

– Identifying locations to trial maintenance regimes, for example cutting alternate sides on alternate years.

– Looking for opportunities to work with landowners on joint initiates

– Better promoting environmental projects and initiatives

– Understanding the financial and operational implications of Eel Passability studies.

To view the presentations, please click on the links below:

Eels Regulation Compliance Update

Maintenance of Watercourses

Countryside Stewardship Schemes and Implications for IDBs

GLNP presentation

Water Framework Directive and implications for IDBs