Last month the guys from the Kelvin began their first monitoring day for CRIMP. It seems it was the last day of summer here in Glasgow but we took the opportunity to get out and about. Paul Reid (River Kelvin Angling Association secretary), Jim Burns and Stuart Baggot ( RKAA members), and Alan Twigg from the Friends of the River Kelvin met to brush up on their I.D., choose their sampling sites and collect their first samples. We chose and sampled five sites. So far, so good – the river looked healthy enough for some of the urban sites that we looked at. It was great to make a start and set a baseline to continue on from, but there is always more work to be done! The RKAA want to cover as much of the catchment as possible – this is the easiest way to recognise pollution at the earliest opportunity. The RKAA hope to train more keen citizen scientists next year when we will be running three more training courses in the spring. You can check out more photos from the day in the RKAA CRIMP Photos page.