Volunteers needed for River Wear survey

A summer's evening on the Wear waterfront as the colours of sunset reflect in the river, casting a warm glow across the boats and riverside buildings.
A summer's evening on the Wear waterfront as the colours of sunset reflect in the river, casting a warm glow across the boats and riverside buildings.
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VOLUNTEERS from the length and breadth of the River Wear are needed to help carry out a survey.

Wears River Trust, along with Groundwork North East, Durham Wildlife Trust and Durham University have received pilot funding from the Environment Agency so volunteers can become involved in river management.

They will walk along stretches of the Wear near their homes and provide findings to build an understanding of the river.

They would record the channel characteristics, as well as any issues they think might be affecting the fish and other river wildlife.

Lizzie Willows, education and community engagement officer, said: “It is vital for local people to be involved and fill the gaps in river records.”

Call Lizzie on 01388 488 867.