CRIMP in the community

Quarriers (http://www.quarriers.org.uk/) is the most recent group to sign up to ‘Caring for the Clyde’ by joining the Clyde Riverfly Monitoring Partnership. Last month volunteer Alistair Baird became a certified CRIMPer and has since been out a few times to practice his new skills. The CRF met with Alistair and John Davidones, Quarriers employee, along with a few of the guys they work with to try the sampling techniques in the river. John told us why they have got involved in the project – “Quarriers is a unique, inspirational Scottish charity which grew from one man’s vision to an organisation that helps people reach their potential. My role as a support worker is to support people with disabilities to live independently and achieve their potential. The people who are joining CRIMP are all very keen anglers and wanted to learn more about the ecosystem of the waterways, the Clyde River Foundation has given us a great opportunity for them to do this, develop new skills and knowledge and encourages involvement in their local community.” Alistair and John intend to sample regularly on the Tollcross Burn in Tollcross Park – we’re looking forward to seeing the results from this very urban burn.

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