On Wednesday 20th June, the Mersey Rivers Trust trained 21 volunteers to become River Guardians as part of the Carbon Landscape ‘Hey Brook Revival’ project. Using citizen science techniques, they will monitor the water quality of Borsdane and Hey Brook in Wigan and record the data using our new Survey123 app form. The data will be displayed on a publicly-available, interactive GIS map and will allow us to keep an eye on watercourses throughout the Mersey Basin.
It was a great turnout, nice to see so many people getting involved and caring for their environment. There will be lots more volunteer events as part of this project for them to get involved in. Thank you to all the volunteers that came and congratulations on becoming River Guardians!