Month: July 2014

Himalayan balsam removal update

Teams of volunteers have been hard at work during July to pull and help stop the spread of Himalayan balsam from the banks of the River Clyde. Events were organised by the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) in association more »

Posted in Foundation work, Invasive Non-Native Species, News

Glasgow University student researching protozoan communities on Clyde crustaceans

University of Glasgow student Claire Jones joined us last month after being awarded a Vacation Scholarship by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. After coming to the end of the third year of a degree in Marine and Freshwater more »

Posted in Education, Foundation work

The fish that never swam: Dead fish spotted during Commonwealth Games flotilla

Following the news of the fish kill that occurred over the weekend of July 19th/20th ( we have received further reports of dead fish being spotted in the River Clyde by members of the public watching the Commonwealth Games flotilla on more »

Posted in News, Uncategorized

Stopping the spread – Check, Clean, Dry

As we continue to track the spread of invasive non-native species (INNS) throughout the Clyde catchment we’d like to remind all river users of how you can help halt the spread of these harmful organisms. Remember these 3 simple steps: Check, Clean, more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, Education, Invasive Non-Native Species, News

River Clyde fish kill near Glasgow Green

Yesterday we learned of yet another fish kill on the main stem of the River Clyde in Glasgow. The fish kill occurred upstream of the Tidal Weir at Glasgow Green – the same location as last July’s large fish kill. In more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, News

CRIMP in the Classroom

Duncanrig Secondary School, East Kilbride, recently started using CRIMP to cover aspects of the Curriculum for Excellence such as indicator species and pollution. Biology teachers Mrs Matthews and Mrs Meldrum attended training sessions earlier in the year to learn the more »

Posted in crimp_news, Education, Uncategorized

It’s all go on the Gryfe!

The River Gryfe catchment is now well covered by three dedicated teams of riverfly monitors. All three angling clubs (Paisley Abercorn Angling Club, Bridge of Weir (River) Angling Club and Strathgryfe Angling Association) have trained nineteen riverfly monitors in total more »

Posted in crimp_news, News

River Kelvin CRIMP coverage

The River Kelvin Angling Association to date has eleven trained and active monitors covering the catchment and its tributaries. This week we met with recently trained volunteers from the River Kelvin Angling Association to assist with choosing sampling sites. We more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, News, River Kelvin