Assessing the condition of estuarine habitats
The Wyre Rivers Trust in conjunction with Thames21 and the Rivers Trust, are working as part of a national pilot project to trial a new habitat assessment tool developed by the Environment Agency, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), and Cartographer. The MoRPH Estuaries survey supports the monitoring and appraisal of estuarine habitat conditions through the assessment of vegetative and morphological indices.
To date the Wyre Rivers Trust has been involved in trialing the citizen science method and data collection and analysis. A team of 12 enthusiastic Citizen Scientists have received training and are continuing to conduct surveys of the Wyre Estuary. Throughout 2022 the team of Citizen Scientists will survey around 20 locations on the Wyre Estuary, which have been chosen to provide data to inform future conservation and restoration projects.
This project has received funding from the Environment Agency, via the Championing Coastal Coordination Fund.
Each month our team of dedicated volunteers get together to litter pick at Knott-End beach.
The River Wyre faces a number of threats from human activities which affect water quality, flood risk and habitat quality.
Every three years the Wyre Rivers Trust joins forces with Wyre Council, the Royal Society of Biology and hundreds of amazing volunteers to survey the wildlife in the Wyre Estuary, from water boatman to water shrews.
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