Spotlight on our citizen scientists – 1. Quarriers

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).

First up, we have Quarriers who are monitoring the Tollcross Burn in Tollcross Park. John Davidones, Quarriers Project Worker explained why they got involved: “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.” The project also gets a mention Quarriers Annual Review 2015 (https://quarriers.org.uk/…/annual-review-2015choosing-how-…/).

If you’d like to find out more then we’d love to see you at Caring for the Clyde! Tickets are free and available here:https://4thcaringfortheclyde.eventbrite.co.uk

Keen anglers from Quarriers learning more about riverflies for the Clyde Riverfly Monitoring Partnership. The group is now actively involved in monitoring the health of the Tollcross Burn.

Keen anglers from Quarriers learning more about riverflies for the Clyde Riverfly Monitoring Partnership. The group is now actively involved in monitoring the health of the Tollcross Burn.

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