We are working hard to actively engage with landowners, farmers, anglers and local communities to help us put healthy rivers at the heart of our communities.
We are hosting three one-day training events for volunteers in both catchments who will help monitor their local river environment. The workshop includes presentations and practical demonstrations to enable the volunteer to carry out health checks on your local river. Following training you will have the required skills and training for monitoring water quality. We can all make a difference and we can all be citizen scientists.
The monitoring scheme will ensure that water quality is checked more widely, so that action can be taken at the earliest opportunity, should any significant drop in quality be detected. You the volunteers will act as guardians. Furthermore, the monitoring initiative will act as a deterrent to incidental polluters.
The training workshops in both catchments will help establish a group of volunteers who will take action to help conserve the river environment. The training workshops will includes presentations and practical demonstrations. You the volunteer will following training have the required skills to carry out health checks on your local river. We will provide you with all the skills and training you need for monitoring water quality. We can all make a difference and we can all be citizen scientists.
You will have the opportunity to collect real life data for the Source to Tap Project therefore meaning that you will have made a real difference to environmental protection.
You will develop a variety of scientific, numerical and wider skills. By adopting a methodical scientific approach to surveying, making observations and recording and analysing data, as well as working in teams, you will develop confidence in new situations, learning about outdoor and river safety: all transferable life skills.
Increased understanding of the river environment and ecology from hands-on experience – coming into direct contact with river life.
The training events will be held on:
– Saturday 8th September 2018 in Killeter Heritage Centre at 10am
– Saturday 15th September 2018 in Derrygonnelly Field Studies Centre at 10am
– Saturday 6th October 2018 in Ballybay Wetlands Centre at 10am
If you would like to attend one of our training days and become a volunteer for us then please book your place as spaces are limited. Please either book via Eventbrite or complete the form below.
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