Call for volunteer river guardians

By Barrie Hudson - 24 August 2021

Community

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust has joined forces with Wessex Water to recruit river guardians.

The volunteers members of the Wessex Water Guardians Community Project will monitor watercourses, identify possible pollution incidents and report them for further investigation.
 
Wiltshire Wildlife trust says rivers are good indicators of the health of the environment, and right now they need serious attention, care and close monitoring. 
 
Oonagh French, Water Guardians Project Officer with the trust, said: "Water Guardians is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people from all walks of life who want to volunteer and help their local river and ecosystems but have barriers that prevent them committing to regular volunteer activity.  
 
"This is because Water Guardians walk their stretch of river on their own or with family or friends when it suits them.  
 
"We are looking for people who can do this at least once a month and then report back to us. Every Water Guardian will receive training so they know what they are looking for. 
 
"So if this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for to help protect your local river, please do get in touch.”
 
Interested residents can find out more and register at https://www.wiltshirewildlife.org/water-guardians
 

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