MERSEY RIVERS TRUST

Mersey River Care

Improving rivers for local people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive across Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. Help us improve river water quality, wildlife and recreation access through our River Care community volunteering programmes and River Guardian volunteer citizen science monitoring.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1073152)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£7,540

Donations

28

Championed by The AIM Foundation

    Categories

  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

* Tackling river pollution from littering, plastic, sewage and industry. * Addressing poor walking access to rivers that prevents local people from enjoying their local river. * Tackling damage to river banks and river channels to improve wildlife in and along our rivers. * Addressing a lack of monitoring of the river environment to assess what improvement works are required.

Solution

Working with local communities, we will organise, supervise and provide technical expertise to volunteer working parties to clean up rivers and repair damage to river channels. Volunteer working parties will help improve access to rivers, by managing vegetation and making footpaths safe. We will train volunteer River Guardians in monitoring methods to assess river water quality and identify animals living in rivers. Deliver education activities for schools and youth groups about local rivers.