Spotlight on our citizen scientists – 3. Bridge of Weir Angling Association

On Saturday 27th February ‘Caring for the Clyde’ will celebrate 3 years of citizen science in the River Clyde catchment. In the run-up to the event we’ll be highlighting some of the great groups involved in our biggest citizen science initiative, the Clyde Riverfly Monitoring Partnership (CRIMP).

Today we are championing our CRIMP team from the Bridge of Weir Angling Club. Members of the club joined CRIMP in May of 2013 and have been actively involved in monitoring stretches of the Gryfe catchment ever since. Their regular riverfly monitoring resulted in the detection of sewage debris on the Gotter Water last August which was passed on to SEPA for investigation – full story on page 2 of the newsletter here. If not for the team’s dedication it’s unlikely this problem would have been detected!

If you’d like to find out more about using citizen science to care for our rivers then we’d love to see you at Caring for the Clyde! Tickets are free and available here:

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Bridge of Weir Angling Club CRIMP team out on the Carruth Burn in August 2015

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Sorting through a riverfly sample using the CRIMP technique

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