Citizen-science volunteers are helping us collect evidence of the current condition of the River Chess, so we can work to improve it.
The River Chess and its catchment is a precious landscape and resource – important for both people and wildlife. It faces many pressures from over abstraction to habitat loss, climate change to development. But there are lots of ways that we can all help to turn these challenges into opportunities, helping nature’s recovery and preserving our important natural resources.
We can all make a difference to the river, whether it’s in a big or small way. From adjusting how we use water to undertaking practical work to protect the river, collective action can help protect and enhance the catchment that we value.
“I enjoy taking part in habitat surveys and water sampling and have found it very interesting to learn about the river and its ecology in the process. The Chess Valley is stunning and, as a Citizen Scientist, it has been a great bonus to be able to visit beautiful sites along the river that I would never have seen otherwise.” – Sally B.
“Great team!” – Ken A.
Citizen science surveys
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