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 were joined by Eilidh Morrison, who is completing a Nuffield Foundation Research Placement with the Clyde River Foundation. Eilidh will be looking at the first samples taken by CRIMPers throughout summer 2014. All photos can be viewed on the CRIMP Photos Page. Areas accounted for in the River Kelvin catchment include the Luggie Water and the Bothlin Burn and a number of sampling points on the main stem of the River Kelvin. However there is always room for more monitoring – other tributaries could benefit from the help of some dedicated citizen scientists! We would like to see the Board and Garrel Burn and the Glazert and Allander Water regularly checked for changes in water quality. If you are interested in getting involved and becoming a riverfly monitor there is still time to sign up to our 10th and final training workshop on August 30th. Contact Project Coordinator, Lesley Deans (lesley.deans@glasgow.ac.uk) for more details.

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