Tyne Rivers Trust > Project > Volunteer to Adopt a Stream

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:

  • Wildlife
  • Invasive species
  • Flooding
  • Water quality
  • 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

The map shows the burns and streams that have already been adopted and those that still need volunteers like you to take them on. If you regularly walk a stretch of river 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. Training

If you’re interested in monitoring water quality come along to one of our training sessions, email: mytyne@tyneriverstrust.org to set one up.

4. 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.

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