Bristol Avon Rivers Trust (BART) are an environmental charity working across the Bristol Avon catchment to improve freshwater environments for people and for wildlife through community-led initiatives and on the ground projects.
Bristol Avon Rivers Trust (BART) is excited to announce the launch of this year’s Bristol Avon WaterBlitz.
Taking place throughout August, their annual citizen science event enables participants to help monitor the health of their local river or stream and contribute towards developing a snapshot of water quality across the Bristol Avon catchment. BART are aiming to get as many people involved in the River Chew catchment to help investigate water quality and direct future conservation projects.
Citizen scientists will be able to sample their chosen river or stream using a free and simple-to-use water testing kits which will be provided by BART when they sign up to the project. Results can be uploaded to the Freshwater Watch website or app, contributing to a map demonstrating water quality across the catchment. The results could help to identify areas for further investigations and future conservation efforts, helping to improve our rivers for people and wildlife.
Citizen scientists can sign up now through the BART website here: https://bristolavonriverstrust.org/citizen-science-water-quality-monitoring/