Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Becky, Karen, Rick, Kathleen, Stephen, Rhys - iWharfe Project. raised £3,070.04 from 99 supporters

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 31/10/2020

102%
£3,070
raised of £3,000 target by 99 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,070 to Fund citizen water testing along the Wharfe to find out if the river is fit to for wildlife and for people to paddle, play and swim in.

    Ilkley
    Funded on Saturday, 31st October 2020

    Don't have time to donate right now?

    Story

    Raw sewage is discharged into the Wharfe from 'storm overflows' when it rains, polluting our river. We need help to buy the equipment and lab testing for testing the water quality along the whole length of the Wharfe.

    We are campaigning to clean up the river so it is safe for people and wildlife. Our testing so far has found that when it rains the levels of e-coli in the river are a public health hazard. In dry weather the pollution is still very high at the sewage treatment works at Ilkley and probably from thereon for the length of the river downstream. We want to get a better picture of where this pollution comes from and where along the Wharfe from the source to where it joins the Ouse, the water quality is safe for wildlife and people. This will help us campaign to clean up the river so it is fit for wildlife and for people to paddle, play and swim in. We are going to do a massive one day of water testing along the whole length of the river, and count how many people are picnicking at, and playing in, the river. You can see the project proposal here iWharfe Project Proposal

    We are doing this with the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust, Addingham Environment Group, Otley 2030, the Boston Spa Wetherby and Villages Green Group, Yorkshire Water, Wild Trout Trust, WaterCoG, as well as all the communities that live along the river. You can read about our campaign here Ilkley Clean River Campaign

    Updates

    3

    • Becky, Karen, Rick, Kathleen, Stephen, Rhys - iWharfe Project. 1 year ago
      Becky, Karen, Rick, Kathleen, Stephen, Rhys - iWharfe Project.

      Becky, Karen, Rick, Kathleen, Stephen, Rhys - iWharfe Project.

      1 year ago

      Thanks for all your help. Defra has published its consultation on our Bathing Status Application - please help us a bit more by doing the short consultation - you can find it here https://consult.defra.gov.uk/water/bathing-water-river-wharfe-ilkley/ and we have published an FAQ on our website here https://sites.google.com/view/cleanwharfeilkley/home?authuser=0

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Becky, Karen, Rick, Kathleen, Stephen, Rhys - iWharfe Project. 1 year ago
      Becky, Karen, Rick, Kathleen, Stephen, Rhys - iWharfe Project.

      Becky, Karen, Rick, Kathleen, Stephen, Rhys - iWharfe Project.

      1 year ago

      Amazing! we did it - thank you all so much for your help If you would like to be included in our newsletter about the project and our progress do email us at ilkeycleanriver@gmail.com (note odd spelling so cut and paste from here!).

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Becky, Karen, Rick, Kathleen, Stephen, Rhys - iWharfe Project. 1 year ago
      Becky, Karen, Rick, Kathleen, Stephen, Rhys - iWharfe Project.

      Becky, Karen, Rick, Kathleen, Stephen, Rhys - iWharfe Project.

      1 year ago

      Hi all I need some more help. We need to count people paddling playing swimming in the river on a sunny day in August. We have a whole list of bathing spots where we are counting but we need local people to help by popping down to those places on the day we choose (short notice/ weather dependent but it should be a weekend). Parking is grim along the whole stretch so it would be great if you live near a swim spot if you could help. If you think you can help could you email me on becky.malby@gmail.com Thank you.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    1 year ago

    Becky, Karen, Rick, Kathleen, Stephen, Rhys - iWharfe Project. started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 8/25/2020 17.45

    Supporters

    99

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 25, 2020

      Good luck with your campaign. Best wishes Steve

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 6, 2020

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 30, 2020

      £10.00

    • Harry Peacock

      Harry Peacock

      Jul 26, 2020

      It's going well! But needs doing.

      £10.00

    • Liz Grek

      Liz Grek

      Jul 25, 2020

      Pumping sewage and waste plastics into rivers is wrong. Yorkshire water we expect and you can do better!

      £10.00

    • Jim Butterfield

      Jim Butterfield

      Jul 24, 2020

      Keep up the pressure

      £10.00

    • Steve Cheetham

      Steve Cheetham

      Jul 22, 2020

      Yeah we did it!!!!!!

      £17.00

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Becky, Karen, Rick, Kathleen, Stephen, Rhys - iWharfe Project.

    Becky, Karen, Rick, Kathleen, Stephen, Rhys - iWharfe Project.

    Ilkley

    The iWharfe group; and the Ilkley Clean River Campaign. You can see our campaign in the news here https://sites.google.com/view/cleanwharfeilkley/the-campaign-news?authuser=0 The One Show, Channel 4 News, BBC news, The Guardian, The World at One, The Times

    Report this Page