Number of CRIMP monitors passes the 100 mark

The final CRIMP workshop held at the end of August took the number of CRIMPers trained on the Clyde catchment into triple figures. Exactly 108 volunteers have registered with CRIMP since the project launched in March 2013. Attendees at the final workshop came from a wide variety of organisations, including a Bridge of Weir resident (who is lucky enough to have a burn in his back yard); bailiffs from the Mid-Clyde Angling Association; Josh Maitland (East Kilbride Angling Club); teachers from Parkhill Secondary School and a new Park Ranger in Dalmuir Park. The workshop took place at the University of Glasgow with the sample demonstration site on the River Kelvin. As well as riverfly ID we even got to brush up on our invasive non-native species (INNS) identification down on the banks of the Kelvin with the Himalayan Balsam, Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed all in full-bloom. ‘CHECK, CLEAN, DRY’ was learned first-hand on this occasion. We’re looking forward to adding new CRIMP sites to the monitoring programme soon!

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