We would like to introduce the new Saving the Sparling intern who started on Monday the 17th December. Courtney Rowland will be working for the next 5 months on delivering phase 2 of the Saving the Sparling Project.
The new ‘Saving the Sparling’ intern, Courtney Rowland, started at GFT on Monday (17th December). Courtney will be working for the next 5 months on delivering phase 2 of the ‘Saving the Sparling’ Project.
Courtney left Plymouth University in 2016 with a BSC in Ocean Science. During 2018 she worked for four months as a Seasonal Survey Assistant at the Ribble River Trust where she was involved in habitat and electrofishing surveys, aquatic invertebrate sampling, invasive species control, school activities, tidal water analysis and some data analysis. At present in her free time she is working towards gaining an Institute of Fisheries Management Diploma in Fisheries Management. She loves being outdoors and is a competent kayaker and enjoys climbing mountains, completing treks and wild camping. She greatly enjoys holidays away on her motorbike too.
Courtney has a busy five months ahead of her and will be providing regular updates of her work via the GFT social media and website new section. Please contact Courtney if you want to know more about her project or to find out about volunteering opportunities.
GFT commissioned a Bolton based taxidermist, Phillip Leggett to create a realistic sparling model. This model accurately represents three adult sparling, which grow up to 30cm and are still present in the River Cree.