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People analysing water from a river

Our River Explorers Project aims to address the disconnect between people and their local waterways by engaging individuals, communities and schools.  So far over 20 local volunteers have been trained to work on their local waterway! This involves monitoring its biodiversity, pollution and sediment levels.  These fantastic volunteers are helping to spot pollution events which can be dealt with as quickly as possible – and ultimately create a network of catchment communities that are invested in their local environment.  This is part of the West Country Rivers Trust’s Citizen Scientist Investigation project and will contribute data that can be used to target work and identify degrading water bodies.

We’ve also continued to provide sessions for local Schools / Colleges and when you hear a teacher saying: “The children are now asking how they can become scientists”  that’s what we want!

There is still time for your school to be involved – email tamara@cornwall.gov.uk




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