We are looking for volunteers to help us analyze invertebrate samples to assess the impact of our work on agricultural pollution. 2-day Training will be provided on the 29th and 30th September at Tŷ Mawr Country Park, Wrexham. More info is below:
At Welsh Dee Trust as part of the water-wise farming programme we have been working with North Wales Wildlife Trust on their Welsh Government funded ‘Woodlands for Water’ project to improve water quality in the River Alyn.
To monitor the effectiveness of this work we will be using Salmon and Trout Conservations ‘Smart Rivers’ methodology to monitor invertebrates across seven locations within the Alyn catchment. This will allow us to monitor the impact of our work to reduce pollution as well as identify any other long term pressures on the river.
Volunteers are needed to meet up twice a year and help ID and analyze the samples from the seven locations. Staff from Welsh Dee Trust will collect the samples from the river and bring them to an indoor centralized location twice a year to be sorted, identified, and analyzed. It is this sorting and analyzing of the samples where we need volunteer help.
If you would like to volunteer and help us with this work, we are holding a two-day training course for potential volunteers at Tŷ Mawr Country Park on the 29th and 30th of September. Drinks and Lunch will be provided. Currently, we have places for 10 individuals on the training course.
If you would like to be informed about future volunteer opportunities, please sign up to our volunteer mailing list here: https://share.hsforms.com/6301231/b3349040-43cd-4232-99e3-4a50b3c19f08