Mapping, pulling, and counting….all in a days work!

Last Saturday a few small teams of volunteers performed some pretty excellent work on the Cale.

One group set about performing a ‘Kick Sampling’ exercise – measuring the invertebrate levels which indicates the health of the river (more so than just observing water quality apparently).

The second group made their way upstream through the town and have now mapped out all outfalls into the towns section of the Cale between the A303 bridge and Shatterwell Chutes. We now know that there are over 50 points where drainage of one kind or another enters the stretch. We were surprised too but with this knowledge we are now able to progress to further understand what entry points lead to where. This will be a task for another day.

Kick sampling counting in progress with Baz, Chris, and Ben, under the watchful eyes of Janice (Kick Sampling lead).

No idea who’s vehicle this was but it was from a white Ford…..
Bit of Himalayan Balsam pulling (bashing)
Under Victorian Bridge is a great spot to see the trout and the smaller Chub
Chris in action, kicking away…..
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