Litter picks are a great way to bring a community together. They can also make a huge difference in your local environment, allowing nature to thrive. Some people find the idea of organising your own litter pick a bit daunting—but it doesn’t have to be!
The Desktop CaBA GIS Data Package is a set of over 150 data layers, which is provided to CaBA Catchment Hosts under a license negotiated centrally with the data providers. Version 5 is a complete refresh of all the preceding versions and has some great new data in it too.
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Guidance, technical manuals, templates and examples of how to setup and run an Outfall Safari to get local volunteers involved in surveying sources of urban pollution.
Trent Rivers Trust, working in partnership with Severn Trent Water, The Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency engaged the local community in surveying the Alfreton Brook for sources of urban pollution using a methodology first developed by Zoological Society of London.
East London’s rivers are some of the most polluted in Britain, polluted water flows down the Lea Valley past the homes of thousands of people, reducing the quality of the rivers they enjoy. To address this challenge, Thames21 launched the Love the Lea Campaign.
Citizen Science is a fundamental data gathering and engagement tool for Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) partnerships to help develop an understanding of the issues in catchments and also to engage their local communities in identifying and delivering solutions.
Using effective engagement techniques, a community-based monitoring (citizen science) approach has been implemented within the rural 42km2 Haltwhistle Burn Catchment in Northumberland.