Category: Foundation work

Fish in Schools Competition Winner

We received lots of amazing and inspiring entries for the Fish in Schools competition and invite you to check them all out below. During Fish in Schools, pupils learned about their local rivers and some of the challenges they face more »

Posted in Education, Fish in Schools, Foundation work

Brock Burn fish rescue

Today the Clyde River Foundation completed a fish rescue on the Brock Burn (East Renfrewshire) as part of a programme of works by Scottish Water. A £120m investment to improve the drinking water network for people in parts of East Renfrewshire more »

Posted in Foundation work, News, White Cart Water

Volunteers’ Week

It’s Volunteers’ Week and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has volunteered with the Clyde River Foundation over the years, supporting many aspects of our work from education to electrofishing. We got in touch with Neil Robins (SEPA) who volunteered more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Foundation work, News

The very latest in riverfly news from ‘SALMO TRUTTA’

A recent article about riverfly monitoring published in Volume 19 of SALMO TRUTTA (The annual journal of the Wild Trout Trust) Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, Foundation work, News

Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference – Paul Reid

Just over a week to go for the Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference on Saturday 21st May (World Fish Migration Day)! Today we’d like to shine a light on Paul Reid who is the Director of the River Clyde Fishery Management Trust, Secretary more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, Education, Foundation work, News

Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference – Karen Dobbins

Less than 4 weeks to go for our Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference and we are delighted to introduce another of our speakers!  Today’s focus is on Karen Dobbins of the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership: Karen Dobbins is a Development Officer with more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, Foundation work, News, River Avon

Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference – Dr Phil McGinnity

In the run-up to our Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference on Saturday 21st May we’ll be posting a profile for each guest speaker. Today’s focus is on Dr Phil McGinnity (School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork): Dr McGinnity has been working in more »

Posted in Angling, Education, Foundation work, News

Save the date – Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference, 21st May 2016

The return of the iconic Atlantic salmon to the River Clyde is possibly the biggest good-news story in freshwater biology.  On World Fish Migration Day 21st May 2016, the Clyde River Foundation is holding a one-day conference entitled ‘Clyde Salmon more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, Foundation work, News

Vote to bring Flying Fish project to Drumchapel!

Please consider voting for us in the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund to help us bring our Flying Fish project to children in Drumchapel! Flying Fish is an eco-education project aimed at Primary 6 pupils in communities near Glasgow Airport. To more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, Foundation work, News, Uncategorized

Opening up the Avon Water to migratory fish

Up to 35km of spawning habitat is to be opened up to migratory fish on the Avon Water, a major tributary of the River Clyde,  through barrier easement at the Ferniegair and Millheugh Weirs. The initiative is a result of the Avon more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, Foundation work, News, River Avon

Celebrating 15 years of education in the Clyde catchment

This year marks our 15th year of  delivering education projects in the Clyde catchment. We first delivered ‘Clyde in the Classroom’ to five Primary Schools in Glasgow back in 2001. Increasing demand for outdoor education and our desire to engage more proactively with more »

Posted in Education, Foundation work, News

8th annual Grayling Day

Today we met up with local anglers to survey grayling in the Clyde for our 8th annual grayling day. Every year we meet with members of local angling clubs to electrofish the South Calder Water in Motherwell and this year we more »

Posted in Angling, Foundation work, News, South Calder

CRIMP Training – 24th October 2015

Interested in looking after your local river? The Clyde River Foundation will run a ‘CRIMP’ workshop on Saturday 24th October 2015. Twelve places are available to anyone who wishes to learn the standardised methodology for riverfly monitoring and is interested in taking more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, crimp_news, Foundation work, News, Uncategorized

Clyde invertebrate samples become part of Hunterian collection thanks to paid internship

Aquatic invertebrate samples from the Clyde catchment have become part of the Hunterian Zoology Museum collection thanks to an internship delivered through the Third Sector Internships Scotland (TSIS) programme. In June we were joined by Katie Grimmond – a Zoology more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, Foundation work, News, Uncategorized

Lots of CRIMPing on the Kelvin

We caught up with two ‘long-standing’ dedicated riverfly monitors Allan Twigg (Friends of the River Kelvin) and Ernest Atlee (Caurnie Angling Club). Both have been sampling on the River Kelvin since early 2013 and we felt it would be a more »

Posted in crimp_news, Foundation work, News, River Kelvin, Uncategorized

Management strategy for invasive plants on the Clyde

We are currently undertaking a survey of invasive non-native plant species across the River Clyde catchment upstream of Glasgow Tidal Weir. The work, which is funded by Scottish Natural Heritage​, will be used to inform a management strategy for invasive more »

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

Pupils make a splash in the glen with Greener Greenock

Around 100 Greenock school children have been gaining hands-on eco-experience of their local river system as part of Greener Greenock, a new project led by the Clyde River Foundation. Working with the Clyde River Foundation scientists, pupils have been assessing more »

Posted in Education, Foundation work

Carts Burn gets Greener Greenock treatment

We kicked off ‘Greener Greenock’ with pupils from St Patrick’s Primary at the Carts Burn yesterday. Pupils took the train from Drumfochar to Whinhill to spend a morning at the burn before heading back to school for an afternoon of more »

Posted in Education, Foundation work

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

SFCC Scale Reading Course

Fish scales, like trees, have growth rings which show the growth history of the fish and can therefore be a useful tool in fishery management. The Clyde River Foundation’s Fisheries Management Planner David McColl recently attended a scale reading course run more »

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Welcome to our new interns!

We are currently hosting two interns – Harriet Alvis and Richard Newsome. Harriet, a recent graduate from Swansea University, has been working on a Clyde River Foundation placement looking at invertebrate samples from sites across the catchment and is about more »

Posted in Education, Foundation work, News, Uncategorized

River Clyde Fishery Management Plan – Update

The River Clyde Fishery Management Plan (RCFMP) identified local management priorities for the Clyde catchment as part of a national programme supported by the Scottish Government and coordinated by the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts Scotland (RAFTS). As an update to this more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, Foundation work, Invasive Non-Native Species, News, Uncategorized

Otter killed by illegal crayfish trapping

The Clyde River Foundation has obtained direct evidence that an otter has been killed in an illegal crayfish trap set recently in a tributary of the Clyde.  The shocking images of a drowned otter were taken by an angler who more »

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

Foundation welcomes new Chairman

The Board and staff of the Clyde River Foundation are delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Kerr as Chairman. Robert worked in environmental regulation for over 38 years, latterly as a Divisional Manager for both the Clyde River Purification more »

Posted in Foundation work, News

Reservoir rescue helps Howietoun

A fish rescue undertaken by the Clyde River Foundation has saved 40 fish from a reservoir near Helensburgh and salvaged some valuable broodstock for Howietoun fish farm. The rescue was carried out as part of a major programme of works more »

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Weir on it!

The Clyde River Foundation is participating in a national barrier assessment project being co-ordinated by Rivers and Fisheries Trusts Scotland (RAFTS) and financed by SEPA’s Water Restoration Fund. The Foundation’s scientific information is being combined with a site visit by more »

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