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BRISTOL AVON RIVERS TRUST
"A Clear Future for our River"

Bristol Avon Rivers Trust,

8 North Court
The Courtyard
Woodlands
Bradley Stoke
Bristol
BS32 4NQ

info@bristolavonriverstrust.org

 

Donations

BART is a non-profit organisation and all of our work requires funding. If you would like to help us to improve our rivers then please click on the link below:

MAKE A DONATION

Partners

Research

Bristol Avon Rivers Trust works independently and with numerous partners to carry out research which will help to inform future work. Our main areas of research include:

  • Walkover surveys to assess the current state of the river and surrounding habitat.
  • Ecological surveys which involve monitoring the inveterbrates and macrophytes (aquatic plants).
  • Citizen science research projects involving the general public in data collection, for example our Waterblitz project where volunteers gathered water quality samples.
  • Other examples include mapping pollution sources and obstructions to fish migration, to feedback to funders and partner organisations.

 

Lastest research news…

Forgotten Landscape Project: Identifying the barriers to eel migration

Forgotten Landscape Project: Identifying the barriers to eel migration

BART are investigating the migratory passage of European eels in the Lower Severn Vales as part of the Forgotten Landscape Project. We are aiming to assess the success of eel passability into the

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Bristol Avon Waterblitz 2019

Bristol Avon Waterblitz 2019

Bristol Avon Rivers Trust are excited to announce the 2019 Bristol Avon WaterBlitz; a yearly campaign to collect as many water quality samples as possible in a week from across the Bristol Avon

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River Chew Fisheries Improvement Strategy

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During 2019, BART will be delivering a River Chew Fisheries Improvement Strategy to develop improvement plans which could be made to the river as a fishery. The work will build on the recent

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Barrier assessments for Bristol Water

Barrier assessments for Bristol Water

The BART team have been busy this month doing barrier assessments for Bristol Water to understand which fish species (if any) can get over a number of weirs. Fish need to move along rivers to feed,

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Bristol Avon WaterBlitz 2018 – the results

Bristol Avon WaterBlitz 2018 – the results

Our Bristol Avon WaterBlitz is run annually to assess the health of the rivers and the streams within the catchment. As part of the WaterBlitz, participants test the water quality by taking

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