A group of new apprentices are being trained to become river experts thanks to a new scheme in Cumbria.
The youngsters - all from Newton Rigg College - have joined the Eden Rivers Trust in Penrith to work on conservation projects to look after out local rivers and streams.
The trout fishing season is underway and scientists are warning about a new threat facing Cumbrian rivers.
Wildlife experts are worried that non-native shrimp from the Black Sea could invade waters here and wipe out native species.
Katie Hunter reports.
A river in the Eden Valley can flow freely again, after a weir and ford were removed.
Eden Rivers Trust says the work is vital to improve fish stocks and to help prevent flooding. Samantha Parker reports.
A weir has been removed from a river near Penrith in an attempt to restore it to a more natural state.
Eden River Trust carried out the work on Morland Beck near Crossrigg, Cliburn in addition to removing a ford from the River Lyvennet near Cliburn Mill.
Removing the man-made barriers from the rivers will have multiple benefits as fish like salmon and trout will now be able to move more freely in these rivers and make use of the areas that have been opened up to them.
The work was carried out by Alan Wearmouth, a local contractor.
You can watch a time-laps video of the Weir being removed below:
A weir and a ford have been removed from two rivers in the Penrith area to restore them to a more natural state and improve them for wildlife.
Fish such as salmon and trout will now be able to move more freely in these rivers and make use of the areas that have been opened up to them.
The work has been carried out by Eden Rivers Trust with permission of the landowner and with the appropriate advice and consent from the Environment Agency.
The ford was removed from the River Lyvennet near Cliburn Mill and the weir from Morland Beck near Crossrigg, Cliburn.
The Eden Rivers Trust is continuing it's award-winning project to increase fish stock levels in Cumbrian rivers.
Andy Burn reports:
The Eden Rivers Trust is continuing it's conservation work on the river Peterill by adding a series of fish passes to increase fish stocks.
Part of the project involves making alterations to some man-made obstacles which had previously trapped fish.
These fish are now free to migrate and spawn.