On the 23rd of April the Thames Waterblitz is taking place.
This is a great way of capturing a snapshot in time of water quality in the Thames and all its tributaries from source to sea. Run by Earthwatch, this will be the sixth Waterblitz and so far, they have collected nearly 1200 samples with the help of amazing volunteers.
The data they collect as part of the Waterblitz compliments the regular sampling already carried out by the Environment Agency and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. It allows extra information to be gathered from parts of the river that may normally be overlooked, helping to create a much better picture of what’s going on in one of the country’s most important rivers.
They would love as many people as possible to collect a water sample from their patch of the Thames basin on this one-day event. If you are interested in being involved, then follow this registration link to find out more and get involved. They will then send you all the details you need to take part.