A NATURE group is starting a campaign to help get bathing water status in Wallingford.

Thames21, an organisation aiming to restore river health, is urging people to get involved in testing the water to provide data that will go towards improving the river.

The group is holding a free two hour talk to tell people how they can become “citizen scientists” and collect data, how the data is used, and how to get involved.

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This is a practical session will take place on July 7 from 10am to 12pm, including a question-and-answer section, at Riverside Car Park.

All equipment is provided and the group will be visiting seven other sites to collect water samples, Abingdon, Clifton Hampden, Dorchester, Shillingford, Benson and Mongewell.

For more information, email Stephen Haywood at stephen.haywood@thames21.org.uk


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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