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CamEO group expands to include Little Ouse Headwaters Project

Today was avery interesting day as I was able to give a presentation of Fresh Water Watch and then after the training video and quiz, provided practical training of Rob Martyr. Rob is the newly appointed Conservation Manager to the Little Ouse Headwaters Project. Rob will be recruiting further volunteers and potentially monitoring five+ sites on this ecologically important wetland conservation area. Upstream and adjacent are Alder Carr wetland woods, reed beds and grazing areas which are under great threat in this wonderful area of boarderland between Norfolk and Suffolk.

FreshWater Watchers from POSEIDOMM project on National TV Italy!

The outreach initiatives of the EU-funded POSEIDOMM project, in collaboration with the EarthWatch Institute and the global FreshWaterWatch community, have been featured on national TV news (Italy) on Monday, July 3rd. Thanks to all our citizen scientists trying to preserve and protect the aquatic environments for today’s and future generations!!

river lark below curved lock

what a difference a day - well a night  - of constant rain makes. 

Early results show increased N & P at sewage treatment works outfall Fornham All Saints


The uploading of these results have been delayed by the problems with FWW i-Phone App and so have been manually input through the website at a later date.

Two sites have now been surveyed above and below a major sewage treatment works outfall on the River Lark, although this is just a single survey; the sites were within 300m of each other and taken within an hour of each other.

The Upstream site had a result of N = 5-10 And P = 0.05-0.1

Excited! First sampling date.

Last Monday was a public holiday in the Netherlands, and none of us were able to sample at any of the other days, so we postponed our sampling with a week. 

The weather was excellent and when we arrived a lot of ducks were swimming on the pond. It was good we took a picture, since they left pretty soon after our arrival. I had hoped to hear any evidence of frogs or toads, but we didn't.