This bank holiday weekend, become part of the Big River Watch initiative and contribute to the well-being of the Tweed catchment.

From May 3rd to May 6th, we are asking individuals to share their observations of the River Tweed using the Big River Watch app. Your contributions will add to a comprehensive dataset on river health spanning the UK and Ireland. 

Saturday, May 4th, at 2 PM, join Suzanna Taylor for a Guardians of the Tweed event on Tweed Green at Peebles.  Discover how The Tweed Foundation has become an Anglers’ Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) hub, utilising invertebrates to monitor water quality and identify pollution concerns in our rivers.

In addition to identifying potential indicators of river health and ecological features, the Big River Watch app allows users to document the health and well-being benefits of spending time in nature. Participants are invited to share how the river stretch makes them feel and any positive observations they've made.

The Big River Watch is open to all, requiring no prior experience or training in citizen science. Spend just 15 minutes by your local river, answering questions prompted by the app. The aim is to develop a holistic understanding of river health, covering aspects such as visible wildlife, signs of pollution, and flow levels.

Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to the conservation and understanding of the Tweed River ecosystem. Join the Big River Watch today!

Download the free Big River Watch app and complete the simple survey.

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Anne Woodcock


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Become a Friend of the River Tweed 

Support the Tweed Foundation's vital work in conserving and enhancing the Tweed River's fish stocks while also contributing to our educational initiative, Go Wild For Fish, which offers curriculum-aligned lessons and activities to schools throughout the Tweed catchment area, aiming to inspire young people about the river and its diverse organisms. Join us and become a Friend of the Tweed. 

Fishing the Tweed Catchment 

Keep up to date with the latest news on Tweed from Where To Fish, including Latest Catches and River Levels.  Anglers can purchase a 2024 River Tweed Sweatshirt or Polo Shirt here.