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National Apprenticeship Week: Natalie’s experience on the Environmental Practitioner Degree

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EA apprentices make important contributions to many of our work areas

Natalie Parkinson is a 19-year-old student from Stoke-On-Trent. A year ago, she moved to Ely in Cambridgeshire to do a five-year Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship with the Environment Agency. It’s a full-time, paid job with a finite end but, assuming …

A united front against Floating Pennywort: a new way to tackle an invasive species in the Colne Valley

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Close up of the Floating Pennywort plant on someone's hand

If a quick internet search for Floating Pennywort tells you anything, it’s that this fast-growing non-native species is of increasing concern in the UK. Introduced in the 1980s as an ornamental aquatic plant, Floating Pennywort’s pretty appearance belies its aggressively …