On Friday a group of six keen Wandle Trust Pollution Assessment Volunteers attended our inaugural training workshop. They learnt more about the Pollution Monitoring Scheme and were trained in how to carry out assessment of Category 3 (minor) incidents.
The scheme, which we are running in collaboration with the Environment Agency, is the first of its kind in the UK. If successful, similar schemes could be rolled out across London and beyond.
Our friends from the EA’s Environment Management team, Richard Maile and Eleanor Pratt, came along to meet the volunteers, and offered good insight and information about pollution in the Wandle and London’s other waterways.
If anyone who cares about the Wandle is keen to be involved in this scheme then we would love to hear from you. Please contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thanks to: Abi, Henry, Jane, Mike, Per and Sue for attending and becoming our first trained volunteers!