Environment Agency

Protecting our environment

Jon Hollis and Jonathan Shelley have a lot in common. Both are Prospect members, both work for the Environment Agency and, as with all EA staff, both are dedicated to protecting homes and businesses as part of the agency’s flood incident response force.

But their day-to-day jobs couldn’t be more different – Jon is an asset investment and planning senior advisor while Jonathan is a fisheries, biodiversity and geomorphology team leader.

Yet both found their different skills sets tested to the limit during last December’s storms. They were called on to help those struggling with the devastation that hit communities across Yorkshire and North East England, Lancashire, Cumbria and central and north-east Scotland.