Numerous citizen science groups have formed throughout our catchments in the past few years, adding to the increasing amount of data being collected on a range of water quality parameters.
Each have a specific area in which they operate. Please see below to find our more about them and should you which to contribute, how to join them.
Friends of the Upper Wye
FOUW operate on the river Wye upstream of Hereford.
This group are actively recruiting volunteers. To find out more or to join them, please first register via the FOUW website or by email.
Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, Herefordshire
CPRE are also actively recruiting volunteers in Herefordshire, including those interested in monitoring the English side of the River Lugg and Arrow.
To find out more or to join them, please first register via the CPRE website or contact them by email.
Friends of the Lugg
For those volunteers interested in helping monitor the River Lugg or River Arrow in Wales.
Please contact Christine Hugh-Jones or Phil Ward.
Friends of the Lower Wye (FotLW)
For volunteers interested in monitoring water quality in the Lower Wye and tributaries. This group formed in mid-2021 and has been campaigning for the river and getting set-up to do citizen science in the freshwater parts of the Lower Wye catchment. This group are actively recruiting volunteers. To find out more or to join them please email Mike Dunsbee (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nick Day (email@example.com)
This group is continuing to monitor the water quality of the Curl Brook, a tributary of the river Arrow in north-west Herefordshire. In addition, the group has recently expanded and we are now monitoring 4 more sites on the Arrow, as well as 6 other sites across the Wye catchment.
Map Of Citizen Science Group Areas
(Map Reference: Elle Von Benzon, Cardiff University