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Learn to look after your own stretch of river

We’re running training days for people and groups who want to keep an eye on their own stretch of river. The training will focus on testing water quality using chemical kits and recording your findings to help us identify where there are problems with pollution.

It’s a great way to spend more time outdoors and you can choose a stretch of river that you regularly pass or we can work with you to find a location that suits you. It’s part of our Adopt a Stream project which aims to get everybody involved improving river habitat and lessening the effects of climate change.

The training sessions take place in January 2020 on the following days:

  • Wed 18th January from 10.30 – 12:30: Training session on the River Derwent for residents in and around Chopwell, Shotley Bridge and Stocksfield (funded by EDF’s Boundary Lane Wind Farm).
  • Sat 22nd January from 10.30-12.30: Training session on the River Derwent for residents in and around Chopwell, Shotley Bridge and Stocksfield (funded by EDF’s Boundary Lane Wind Farm).
  • Wednesday 29th January from 10.30-12.30: Training session for residents of Bellingham (funded by The Bellingham Fund and Roland Cookson Trust via Community Foundation.)
  • Friday 31st January from 10.30-12.30: Training session in Otterburn funded via Revitalising Redesdale for those living in Redesdale.

If you’d like to get involved please book your place by contacting Simone Price on 01434 636903/ s.price@tyneriverstrust.org

You’ll need to wear warm clothing and wellies as we’ll be outside for some of the day.

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