LoCATE Bristol Frome
Project Category: Registered charity
The LoCATE (Local Community Action Through Education) Bristol Frome Project will work with communities along the Bristol Frome (focusing in the towns of Yate, Chipping Sodbury and Frampton Cotterell) to help them to locate their nearest section of river and will help those groups by providing education and involvement opportunities designed to help them improve the Bristol Frome as a community asset.
Thanks to funding from the Greggs Foundation, the project will aim to involve people of a wide range of ages and backgrounds, but especially young people, school children and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. We will do this by running the following activities: Eel in the Classroom, river dipping for minibeasts, Riverfly monitoring support, litter picks, the coordination of FreshwaterWatch water quality monitoring to schools, as well as angling clubs and the farming community, Himalayan balsam pulling events and Yellowfish anti-pollution awareness events (spraying fish alongside storm drains and handing out leaflets/putting up posters).
BART will encourage those involved with the project to sign up to become BART Beacons, our eyes and ears on the ground, spotting and reporting issues and opportunities for improvements. These Beacons, coupled with trained Riverfly and FreshwaterWatch monitors, will ensure an ongoing legacy of improvements to water quality in the Bristol Frome.
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