Land Yeo WaterBlitz
May 7 - May 10
Help BART and Avon Wildlife Trust gain a snapshot of water quality in the Land Yeo catchment. The citizen science event is our first in the catchment and needs river guardians to collect samples from their local watercourse to help monitor the health of our rivers and streams.*
The Land Yeo rises on Dundry Hill near Barrow Gurney Reservoirs and flows through various villages to Clevedon where it exits into the Bristol Channel. The target catchment also takes in the Middle Yeo and the network of ditches and rhynes where we would like to collect data on water quality.
Register here to receive a free water testing kit which will be sent to your registered address. You can collect your testing kit on Saturday 8th May from Moorend Spout Nature Reserve, Nailsea. BART will be here from 10am – 2pm where they will demonstrate how to take your water sample and provide further information on the project. If you would like to collect your kit(s) in person please register through the registration page and enter “Moorend Spout, Nailsea, BS48 2NN” in the address field. BART will follow up with an email on how to find us.
*Please stick to government guidelines when collecting your samples. The current guidelines state that “outdoor gatherings of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households are allowed.”
The map below gives an overview of the target area. Your samples can be take from any of the watercourses within the wider catchment (provided landowner permission has been granted if required) as this will help us gain a snapshot of the catchment. To find out where there are gaps in water quality data please see our WaterBlitz explorer platform.