Healthy rivers require clean water. A reduction in pollution reaching the rivers and canals in the Kennet catchment will improve the whole ecology. A team of volunteers monitors the Nitrate, Phosphate and turbidity levels in the catchment as part of Freshwater Watch. We can see elevated levels of both N and P throughout the catchment.
Urban Diffuse Pollution
Rural Diffuse Pollution
Kennet and Avon Canal
Point Source Pollution
Only rain down the drain!
Everyone has a part to play in reducing pollution, our Yellow Fish campaign is a chance to remind people that storm drains drain to rivers and are only for rain (not paint, cigarette butts, litter, oil, dog mess …)
We are looking for partners to join the ‘Yellow Fish Campaign’
Ideal for schools or community groups, businesses or even as a Duke of Edinburgh project, Yellow Fish is a tried and tested campaign to raise awareness about surface water drainage, which goes straight into the river – not to the sewage treatment works. It was first run in Canada in 1991, but has been widely adopted in the UK.