‘Unlocking the Severn’ is a project that aims to restore 158 miles of river for shad to reach their natural spawning grounds once again. This will be achieved by installing fish passes along weirs in the River Severn. The Severn Rivers Trust has been in touch to let us know that there are some exciting volunteer opportunities to contribute to this project. The main activity is Shad monitoring which involves carrying out bankside timed counts, counting the numbers of migrating Shad, in Tewkesbury at Upper Lode weir. If any of our members would be interested in coming along to Tewkesbury for a day trip to learn more about the project and have a go at carrying out some shad counts, then they can contact Rachel Davies on 07923220394 or [email protected] There are several dates in May to choose from.