News from Friends of the Upper Wye

Earlier this autumn FOUW held a public meeting with the journalist Robin Eveleigh, talking about Cargill’s track record of polluting rivers in the US. After that, Robin had another story in the Observer (9 Oct) highlighting brilliant work by the Wye Salmon Association doing soil testing which linked spreading of poultry manure to high levels of phospohorus in the soil. Chair of FOUW, Tom Tibbits was quoted in the story.

Tom also appeared on BBC Midlands Today on 9th October welcoming the new Commission for the Wye and calling for a Water Protection Zone. The relevant item starts 20 minutes into the programme if you want to catch up here.

BBC Wales Investigates

If you missed it, there was an excellent BBC Wales Investigates programme called ‘What’s Killing Our Rivers’ with lots about the Wye. You can catch up on it on BBC IPlayer here.

FOUW are in the process of arranging some exciting new meetings so will have more news to share soon.

Theu also say a big ‘thank you’ to all their citizen scientists. Please keep testing through these darker and wetter months as your data is crucial!

And see below for more news of the BBC Wales Investigates programme….

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