This month we have an introduction to an exciting local initiative in Suffolk, supported by Groundwork East, which has the aim of reducing surface water pollution across 6 towns in our County.

Ourselves at Wild Anglia are keen to help and support the environment and local communities where we can, including helping to increase awareness of projects that are making a difference in our region. If you would like your project to be shared please get in touch at info@wildanglia.org

Yellow Fish in Suffolk
Groundwork Suffolk, the community charity with a green heart, is delivering two Yellow Fish projects in Suffolk with the clear message of ‘only rain down the drain!’.

Both projects are designed to help people reduce surface water pollution entering local rivers and to improve awareness of the negative impact it has on wildlife and habitats. It aims to encourage all members of the community to work together to make a difference.

Groundwork is providing information and practical advice on how to reduce environmental pollution to residents, businesses and schools. A number of events and activities have already taken place with more to come. Public drains are also being marked with a yellow fish symbol as a reminder that all litter or pollution entering the system can cause direct contamination of our rivers and streams.

Yellow Fish is currently being delivered in:

Halesworth, Saxmundham and Framlingham – Groundwork is working with the Environment Agency to deliver the key messages to these areas

Woodbridge, Felixstowe and Lowestoft  – Groundwork is working with East Suffolk Councils to deliver the key messages to these areas

Groundwork needs YOUR help:
Whether you’re an individual, business, school or community group there is something you can get involved with! Groundwork has a number of FREE pocket ashtrays, stickers, River Detective handbooks and informational flyers to give out to the local community with advice on how you can make a difference to your local River. These can be found at local events which are listed on the Groundwork webpage.

Businesses can also get involved by showcasing their support by displaying a small sticker on their shop/office window stating “We’re supporting Yellow Fish, only rain down the drain’. Informational flyers can also be provided and distributed to your network. Together we can make a difference!

If you would like to get involved in the Groundwork projects please contact Chloe Robison-Smith, Community Project Officer on chloe.robisonsmith@groundwork.org.uk / 01473 350370