Maintaining and improving the health of our river system is a crucial part of a nature recovery plan.
The Sid and its tributaries are at the heart of our valley and provide habitat for both aquatic and terrestrial species and those invertebrates such as may flies, which occupy both habitats during their life cycle. In order to understand and assess the current health of our river system we aim to record information about water quality, sources of pollution and plants and animals living in or around the water.
We are supported by the West Country Rivers Trust [WRT], who operate this citizen science project across the SW Region. In the Sid Valley volunteers are monitoring monthly at specific locations on the Sid, its tributaries and Glen Goyle. New volunteers, especially in the Sidbury area, would be warmly welcomed.
Monitoring is straightforward, training is given and no prior expertise is needed.
Please contact us for further information