Donate Online Evenlode Catchment Laboratory – a space for environmental education, study and research

Why do we need a Catchment Laboratory?

Recent environmental assessments of the River Evenlode indicate that the river is degraded. A combination of historical channel modification and pollution from point and diffuse sources have left the catchment vulnerable to flooding, poor water quality and declining biodiversity and fisheries interest. Collecting targeted environmental data will help us to engage with local communities, promote local environmental thinking and design ways of reversing these trends, determining how significant problems are, when and where they occur, as well as identifying areas of high environmental quality that we would like to restore other parts of the catchment to.

Our Outdoor Laboratories:

The Evenlode Catcment Partnership are initially establishing two catchment labs in different parts of the catchment, with other locations to follow. We are indebted to teams of volunteers who help us deliver a range of activities at the following locations:

CoMics Lab (Combe Mill Citizen Science) Lab is located at the downstream end of the Evenlode catchment at our informal headquarters at Combe Mill, where the following activities are being undertaken:

  • Education & research
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Riverfly monitoring
  • Groundwater and springflow monitoring
  • River level telemetry

The LiSTreCS (Littlestock Brook Citizen Science) Lab is located at our NFM pilot catchment where the following are being monitored:

  • Water quality monitoring
  • Riverfly monitoring
  • Water level monitoring
  • Turbidity monitoring

For more information follow the links below: