River Monitoring

River monitoring uses the power of volunteers to collect data on the health of our rivers.

Several different methods are used including collecting samples of river invertebrates. This tells us how clean the water is, as different species can survive in water of different qualities.

Surveys are carried out once a month to track how the river is improving and the wildlife present at each site.

Why do it?

River Monitoring allows us to identify
Fish numbers and species
Any pollution incidents that have occured
Plants and animals that may harm native wildlife
Plastics and litter
Abnormally high nutrient levels
Beauty spots

Once we know what is going on under the surface, we will use the data you have collected to improve your local beck.
You will also become part of our volunteer community with the opportunity to meet others with a passion for the river.
Two people sampling river bugs in the river
A chance to get out and about on the riverbank...
Hands on data collection
Two people looking at a sample of river bugs
...and learn new skills

Species identification

Click here to get involved

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The Aire Rivers Trust is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No: 07464227 and a Registered Charity No: 1145609
Registered Office at: 38 Morton Lane, East Morton, Keighley BD20 5RS
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