Be a Citizen Scientist with us

Support our independent, flagship Westcountry Citizen Science Investigations project and you will contribute to the resilience of your region’s rivers,
their habitats and wildlife - now and for the future.


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“It’s important to monitor our rivers; they are such a vital habitat but vulnerable to pollution. I learn from taking part and feel I’m making a difference while seeing things I might otherwise miss.”


Westcountry CSI River Keeper - River Yeo

Our Westcountry CSI aims are:

  • To educate and engage people with the water environment.
  • To produce data that can be used to target work and identify degrading water bodies.
  • To spot pollution events which can be dealt with as quickly as possible.
  • To create a network of catchment communities that are invested in their local environment

Hi, I’m Anna.

I’m part of the team looking after our fabulous community of #WestcountryCSI citizen science volunteers. They make a valuable contribution to our work to protect and restore the region’s freshwater environments.

We hope you’ll want to take part too. Email us via [email protected] if you have any questions.


Citizen Science and Volunteer Coordinator

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Active Volunteers Since 2016

SURVEYS completed since 2016

Find out about our Westcountry CSI scheme via our interactive manual .

It explains how to safely take freshwater samples and includes resources for you to learn about your river, plus much more.

When you support our work as a Westcountry CSI volunteer, you will be helping to look after our region’s rivers, their habitats and wildlife, and our water resource.

You can monitor your river for a variety of reasons such as problem plants to pollution.

CSI Scorecard Map

Use this map to explore Westcountry CSI scorecards for waterbodies in the Westcountry.

Click on the icons to view and download the PDFs and find out the health of your local river.

CSI Leaflet 2021

CSI Survey Form 2021

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