RTCT December 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to our third RTCT newsletter. We always love to update people on what is happening around the catchment, and what better way to fill people in than with a monthly newsletter. We hope that you enjoy reading and welcome any suggestions for next month, just send an email to Emily Godfrey: emily@riverthame.orgmerry-christmas

Thames Water for Wildlife

Are the ponds, streams and ditches in your neighbourhood good enough for wildlife?

Schools now have the unique chance to use quick kits to help students discover more about good water quality for wildlife through practical experience. Students can actively participant in current scientific research by gathering data on the levels two pollutants, nitrate and phosphate, in their local freshwater habitats.

Clean Water for Wildlife is part of the Freshwater Habitats Trust’s People, Ponds and Water project , if you know a school that would like to get involved then contact Hannah Worker: hworker@freshwaterhabitats.org.uk

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Volunteers: Help us match you with the best projects for you!

We want all of our volunteers to be involved in the projects that will interest them the most. We have developed a questionnaire that will help us target you with the best information. It takes no more than 5 minutes and you can find it here.

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Help us to shape the future of your catchment:

We hope to have a Thame Catchment Plan in place by summer 2017 and although the data that we already have will form a huge part of this, the Thame Catchment Partnership are also keen to hear from people that work and live in the catchment.

You can have input into this by filling out our questionnaire, just for doing this you could be in the chance with winning a £100 cash prize! Find the questionnaire here.wp_20160113_15_45_40_pro-523750

Top Things to Look Out For

Many of you will be out and about on the river and while your there may be noticing things that we might be interested in. We have developed a guide of the top things to look out for in the Thame catchment. You can download this guide for printing here. top-10