If you would like to take part, please send an email to [email protected]
We’ll get you signed up and set you up an account on the ‘Cartographer’ website, where you’ll submit your data.
When you first sign up you’ll start by taking observational surveys, using the Westcountry CSI form (download using the button below!). You can record information on plants, wildlife, river condition and visible pollution.
Once you’re up and running, there is also the option to take some water quality measurements, using some simple equipment that we can provide. We use turbidity tubes to measure how murky the water is, pocket-sized probes for dissolved solids, and a simple test kit for measuring phosphate.
When you’ve done your survey by the river, add your data on the ‘Cartographer’ website and you’ll then be able to see it on an interactive map alongside everybody else’s surveys. It’s totally flexible over how many surveys you do and where you do them. If you need any suggestions of where to do your testing, or have any questions about what you see then just get in touch.