Download our App to get started
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.
As a volunteer 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
- Water quality
- Enjoyment issues such as litter
The information recorded 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?
Download the App and create a profile:
Training for water quality monitoring
If you would like to keep an eye on water quality we’ll need to supply you with some kit and a bit of training. Please email: email@example.com and we will arrange a training session.
I.D Guides and much more
Our dedicated www.mytyne.rocks website has guides to help you identify the wildlife, wild flowers and invasive species that you might see along the riverbank.