Yealm Estuary to Moor (YEM) is aimed at improving both the health and biodiversity of the River Yealm and the land draining into it. The objective is a long term one to create wildlife corridors within the catchment from its source on Dartmoor to the estuary at Wembury. This will be done by restoring and joining up fragmented habitats to support our local natural environment.
This project is being brought to life by a co-operative community group of volunteers along the river supervised by professional organisations who have the necessary experts, such as ecologists and farming liaison officers.
Currently focusing on 2 main areas :
River-based activities within the Yealm Estuary to Moor Project (YEM) are working towards an unobstructed and pollution-free river, helping fish and other aquatic life to flourish. Activities to date include surveying barriers to fish migration, whilst starting to build an evidence base which quantifies the nature, amounts and sources of pollution.
Monthly monitoring of water quality by volunteers on sites around the Yealm and Real time monitoring on one site
Real Time Data can be viewed here
Land-based activities within the Yealm Estuary to Moor Project (YEM) are working towards restoring and re-connecting wildlife habitat in the River Yealm catchment. Our aims are to identify the opportunities to improve and restore both the river and the land alongside it by working in partnership with expert professional organisations in relevant fields alongside community volunteers from these organisations and the six parishes in the catchment.
If you would like to find out more about this exciting project and/or volunteer to help with our activities please see our website Yealm Estuary to Moor