Urban road verges are often overlooked when discussing urban greenspaces. Road verges can contain significant biodiversity, contribute to connectivity between other green spaces, and due to their proximity to road traffic are well placed to improve air quality.
Richmond Council and Habitats & Heritage are recruiting volunteers to take part in a monitoring programme of our local roadside verges. The scheme will include full training and is suitable for complete beginners as well as people with some wildflower identification experience. Training sessions will be held on Thursdays, 14th and 21st July from 10 am to 5 pm. Following this, trained volunteers will assist in monitoring road verge habitats in their neighbourhoods.
If you are interested in becoming a road verge citizen scientist, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org