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Are you thinking Bio-security when you FeshWater Watch sample? This free on line Leeds University course will help you

FreshWater Watch Citizen Scientists may visit only one site or could monitor several sites a day or a week, have you ever thought that you might be putting your site at risk by transferring Non Native Invasive Species between these sites?

Are you thinking Bio-security when you FeshWater Watch sample? This free on line Leeds University course will help you

FreshWater Watch Citizen Scientists may visit only one site or could monitor several sites a day or a week, have you ever thought that you might be putting your site at risk by transferring Non Native Invasive Species between these sites?

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Weather patterns causing higher than normal water levels in Lake Ontario

Greetings from the Depew 2! We've been away for a while - life has a way of deterring you sometimes. But when Lake Ontario starting appearing on the news frequently, we decided to take a ride out to our beach to see what we would find. It was breath taking really! Many of the piers and the large rocks that line the boat launches were partially or completely underwater. Our beach is gone, under an angry lake and huge piles of debris, more than we could even get to or do anything about. I have included a picture to show what the beach is like on a normal, calm sunny day.

Experiment on Microplastics and Gas Exchange

Dear FreshWater Watch community, within our citizen-science project we normally monitor for MACROplastics, that our volunteers remove from rivers' shores. But, in our research, we study MICROplastics.

Spring has Sprung but the aquifer seems low? Blue wing olive eggs hatched a very Happy Easter renewal

Hi Everyone - We are gradually building up a view of what is happening on our little river, this being Easter I thought I would share with you a different kind of Easter Egg? The site Below curved lock is not only a FreshWater Watch sample site but has been the site of ARMI Riverfly monitoring for water quality using invertebrate species and abundance. It is the site of a translocation of species under IUCN guidelines to replace an indiginous species lost through a pollution incident (Paul's Malt 2011 upstream at Bury St Edmunds).

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