Information about the River Patrol
The River Sid, with its contributing streams, is an important feature of the Sid Valley, and volunteers from the SVA regularly walk the river banks, removing plastic bags, plastic bottles, pallets, and other items discarded by a thought-less world!
The patrol also looks for healthy signs of fish and other wild life along its banks; and watches out for signs of pollution, fallen trees, broken banks, and submits reports to the appropriate authorities.
In November/December each year members are invited to take part in helping the River Warden to carry out Fish Rescue operations at School Weir in the Byes. These rescues are conducted in conjunction with the Environment Agency, and involve netting migratory fish below the weir and releasing them above to continue their journey to the better spawning grounds upstream.
Please contact us if you see examples of pollution, broken banks or fallen trees, or unusual wild life.
SVA River Warden - Mike Flynn