Look after the landscape that you enjoy
We need your help to look after the river. We’re looking for people and groups to keep an eye on their own stretch of river and use our App to record what they find.
Our My Tyne app aims to care for and improve the rivers and burns in the Tyne catchment while helping to encourage good mental health for our volunteers.
You can choose a stretch of river that you regularly pass or we can work with you to find a location that suits you.
There are many signs to look out for on the riverbank which help us to monitor the health of the river including:
- Invasive species
- Enjoyment issues such as litter
Your information helps us to identify issues and work with our team of volunteers to tackle them, such as removing patches of invasive species or repairing an eroded riverbank.
We also hope that the project will support good mental health with research suggesting that spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing.
How do I get started?
1. Choose your location
If you regularly walk a stretch of river, stream or burn, this could be the ideal opportunity to look after the landscape that you enjoy.
2. Download the app
The next step is to download the App and create a profile, once you’ve done this you’re ready to start recording.
3. I.D Guides and much more
We’ve created some handy guides to help you identify the wildlife, wild flowers and invasive species that you might see along the riverbank.