The Big River Watch May 4-6

The Big River Watch May 4-6

The Big River Watch is back for another exciting weekend of citizen science

Our rivers are in trouble. They're struggling under the weight of plastics, sewage, chemicals, and much more, with no river stretches in England or Northern Ireland classified as being in good overall health.

But you can help!

Join in the Big River Watch this Bank Holiday weekend and be part of the solution in three easy steps:

Download the free Big River Watch app, available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Take part! Visit your local river, or explore a new one, and spend 15 minutes observing and recording what you see in the simple in-app survey.

You'll gather vital data on everything from wildlife sightings to pollution levels. Not sure what you're seeing? Not to worry, the in-app guides will help you identify common species and different kinds of pollution.

What’s more, you'll spend 15 meaningful minutes connecting with nature, so it's good for our rivers and for you. The perfect activity for a Bank Holiday weekend.

The results from the previous Big River Watch weekend were astounding, with over 5,000 participants submitting over 3,600 surveys!

By gathering more data over a longer period of time a clearer picture can be painted of river health across the UK and Ireland.

Collected data are used to drive policy change, support clean-up efforts, and pinpoint areas in urgent need of restoration.

Will you join the BigRiverWatch?

Learn more and get involved.