White-Clawed Crayfish Remains

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Large numbers of White-clawed crayfish remains were found at a river Otter feeding site at one of our previous enhancement projects in Norfolk. Great to see both species thriving alongside a healthy fish population! We are able to provide survey and advise for both native and non-native crayfish.

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Water Vole Training for Five Rivers Staff


We take our role as an environmental contractor very seriously and as such have a program of staff training and development to ensure our staff have a good awareness of protected species, survey techniques and mitigation. This week we invited an experienced water vole ecologist in to talk to us about legislation, mitigation and to refresh our skills in identification of field signs. This helps us ensure that we are compliant with legislation and best practice, but also helps us tailor our enhancements  to provide the best possible habitat for this declining mammal species.

This photograph was taken in Salisbury city centre, adjacent to the Harnham Water Meadows.

Five Rivers Now Registered on Achilles UVDB and Constructionline

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We are pleased to announce that Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd. is now registered on Constructionline and Achilles UVDB making it even easier for our clients to find us, and to give assurance that we meet the highest standards in Health & Safety, Environmental Awareness and Quality.

Site Operatives Required

Five Rivers is currently looking for Site Operatives to assist with our busy works schedule over the summer months.

All personnel must have relevant work experience and recognised qualifications.

Please contact the office on 01722 783041.

Five Rivers Moving Upstairs 20 April 2015

Please be advised that we will be moving upstairs into our newly refurbished Barn from Monday. Please bear with us throughout the week whilst we manage the transfer to the very best of our abilities. All numbers, e-mail and our address will remain so please do contact us and we shall get back to you promptly.

Meadow Barn Renovation Works Continue…

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Five Rivers  has enjoyed it’s location in Lower Woodford for the last couple of years. Company expansion has, however, brought about the need for the Barn to grow in order to continue to accommodate us. As such, we are now entering week six of the highly exciting Meadow Barn Redevelopment!

Many thanks to the on-going commitment and impressive attention to detail of all those involved. We are not only looking forward to enjoying Meadow Barn restored to her former glory but also celebrating the wealth of local skills that will have been utilised throughout the process.

Many thanks also to Valley Ales for the unique Five Rivers Ale that will be brewed in honour of celebrating the renovations!!

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Caught on Camera! Otter Spotted at River Restoration Site

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This site on the River Avon near Salisbury was restored just over one year ago by Five Rivers Environmental for the benefit of local wildlife. The landowner was given a trail camera for Christmas and almost instantly captured these images.

Signs of river otter had already been reported in the area but these photos really do confirm our suspicions in a spectacular way!

Calcareous Turf Translocation

Calcareous grassland translocation in Carterton, Oxfordshire to save this precious resource from an area highlighted for residential development.