Neyland Environment Group

On Saturday 23rd March, Neyland Environment Group joined forces with West Wales Rivers Trust for the Big River Clean Up.  Eight or so volunteers collected rubbish from Wear Point, Church Lakes, Neyland Vale, Neyland Yacht Club and Brunel Quay.  Afterwards, Emma Withers from the Rivers Trust explained their new Adopt a Tributary project over a well-earned bowl of soup at the St Clements Souper Saturday.

If anyone would like to find out more about Adopt a Tributary, please get in touch with Emma by email:

Thanks to everyone who helped with the Big River Clean Up yesterday.  I’m attaching some information from Emma Withers at the West Wales Rivers Trust about a new project that we could get involved with.  There’s an app to download and some basic recording we can do when going out for a walk by a stream / river.  Emma would be happy to show us how it works at a local stream in the next few weeks, so do let me know if you’re interested.

Best wishes


Adopt a Tributary

Adopt a Tributary is a project that aims to gain visual oversight of the waterways across West Wales. With much of the country composed of freshwater, this isn’t a task West Wales Rivers Trust can do alone. Therefore, we rely on our individuals like you to be the eyes and ears on the ground to protect our rivers. 

WWRT have a surveying app that allows visual data to be collected by citizens. This data then feeds into a WWRT background database, which WWRT can use to inform our priorities for where work is done and projects are held. 

Within the project, our local Community Engagement Officers are hosting community events all over their county with the aim to educate, entertain and empower people to promote the protection and enjoyment of our rivers. 

Workshops and events include, but are not limited to:

  • Community talks
  • Film nights
  • Litter picks
  • Invasive species removal 
  • Species monitoring training
  • Community walks
  • Family fun days

There are no commitments for volunteering, we just ask that you use the app as often as possible to record sightings. You’ll be invited to all our volunteering events, and you can pick and choose which you attend.  

How to download the form and apppage1image2993313152

Please note: all pollution incidents should be reported to Natural Resources Wales in the first instance on their 24/7 freephone hotline: 03000 65 3000. This form does not replace incident reports, but WWRT would be pleased to receive uploads of these on this form once they have been reported to NRW.

You do not need to create an account or log in to use this app, instead:
Once the app is downloaded, go to your web browser on your device and enter the following link:

This should then open the app – click ‘continue without signing in’, allow permissions, and you are all set to record information in the field!

Alternatively, you can follow the link directly on your desktop to upload data (although on site provides more accurate locations!).