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Old 07-03-2013, 12:40 PM
Fauna Fauna is offline
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Re: Polluted stream - is there anything I can do?

Hi Debs.

If you think you've found a pollution incident its always best to report it. Details can be found here...Environment Agency - Report an Incident - 0800 80 70 60

Don't know if your interested, you may be able to get involved by monitoring the stream yourself through the Riverfly Partnership.

Its been running in my area from the beginning and its definitely made a difference.

Rhymney River FlyLife Monitoring Group and SE Wales Monitioring Group

Coordinator Dai Roberts 06/01/12 Sites River Rhymney catchment (22) Team 40 Activity 2005 Dai Roberts, working with the Rhymney Valley Federation of Angling Clubs, has since 2005 been involved in the development of the riverfly monitoring initiative in Wales in close collaboration with the EA. During this time he has organised 10 one day workshops. The Rhymney Team has highlighted problems on the Rhymney, Sirhowy and Nant Bargoed. This has resulted in 2 prosecutions with fines and cost of more than £38,000 being imposed following prosecutions by the EA. See press releases. There are further investigations being conducted by the EA at present on the Rhymney and the Nant Bargoed and when these are concluded a further news item will be posted. The monitors include anglers, representatives from Keep Wales Tidy, Caerphilly County Borough Council and the EA. There is a good team spirit within the groups and the Rhymney Team have their own team kit, have monthly newsletters, quarterly meetings and an annual barbeque. Anyone interested in joining an existing group or discussing the role of establishing a local monitoring group in SE Wales are invited to contact Dai via e-mail at [email protected]. Sponsors, who have helped finance of workshops and equipment, include Sustainable Fisheries Wales, Environment Agency Wales, Natural History Museum / Natural England Partnership, Rhymney Federation of Angling Clubs, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Welsh Water and Wessex Water
Regards Chris...

Last edited by Fauna; 07-03-2013 at 12:44 PM.
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