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Citizen Science – Community River Monitoring Volunteer Project

As part of our Scotland Counts programme we’ve produced a report – on the data collected from our Citizen Science ‘Community River Monitoring Volunteer project’ – Monitoring Sediment Movement and Blockages on Hillfoots Burns in partnership with Clackmannanshire Council.  

This report provides a brief summary and feedback of the project and presents the data collected by the Community River Monitoring volunteers and this data source will feed into Clackmannanshire Councils forthcoming Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) options appraisal report for Tillicoultry.

This illustrates how citizen scientists can collect and generate useful data for the Council and feed directly into Council plans / reports and can influence future FRM approaches for the Council and at the same time fulfilled the needs, interests and abilities of volunteers involved – a real collaborative approach between Clackmannanshire Council and citizen scientists! 

Well done to everyone involved 🙂 !!