We want local volunteers, community groups, businesses, schools and colleges to help us learn more about their condition and take part in practical action to improve them. You can get involved through our programme of:
- Walkover surveys which will help build a better picture of the condition of local rivers and the issues affecting them, as well as identifying any particular problems that need attention.
- ‘Citizen Science’ sessions carrying out chemical, physical and biological testing to provide more detailed data on water quality to support the Environment Agency and other Conservation organisations’ work to protect the freshwater environment
- Practical Action days to deal with some of the problems or potential improvements identified on our Walkover Surveys and Citizen Science sessions. These could include: litter picks and clean-up days, controlling invasive non-native species, riverbank protection work, tree planting etc.
- Individual volunteers can get involved in our regular programme of Love My River Northwich public events
- Community Groups, Businesses and Educational groups can request their own Walkover Survey, Citizen Science or Practical Action event,
- Tell other people about Love My River Northwich and encourage them to get involved!
- An initial volunteer day involving an inaugural Walkover Survey along the River Dane and River Weaver and a taster session of the 'Citizen Science' water quality testing methods will take place on Thursday 17th November. Please meet at Grozone Community Garden at 10am where participants will be asked to register as 'Love My River Northwich' volunteers. Activities will conclude back at Grozone by 4pm. Please bring a packed lunch and warm, waterproof clothing.
For all enquiries please message us via http://fb.me/LoveMyRiverNorthwich or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The project is led by Groundwork Cheshire Lancashire and Merseyside with funding from the Environment Agency and support from the Weaver Gowy Catchment Partnership.