Ure River Project

Getting local communities involved

Project Overview

The River Ure is a special place and we want to encourage people to enjoy and protect it. Currently the river and its wildlife are at risk from climatic change, historic lead mine pollution, agricultural runoff, sewage inputs and invasive species. There is anecdotal evidence from local people and angling clubs that fish numbers are declining, water quality is worsening and floods are getting more frequent, but there is not enough scientific evidence to determine why these changes are occurring.

What are the issues?

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Focus

The main focus of the Ure River Project is to use citizen science to help increase understanding of the state of the river, especially with regards to water quality. 20 local people were engaged in the project and trained up to record changes in water quality. This data will help us improve the river Ure.

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