Riverfly Training Day

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    Start date13th May
    End date13th May
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    Start Time9:30am
    End Time5:00pm
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    LocationRestore Hope, Latimer Park, Latimer Road, Chesham, HP51 1TU
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Riverfly monitoring is a citizen science survey that uses the invertebrate life of the rivers as a measure of river health. Once trained at an event like this one, you can adopt a designated Riverfly site on any river closest to you to survey on a monthly basis.

Learn more about the Riverfly method through the Chilterns, Hertfordshire and Middlesex Riverfly Hub.

The Chilterns Chalk Stream Project are hosting this Riverfly monitoring training day on Saturday 13th May, 09:30 – 17:00 at Restore Hope, Latimer Park (HP5 1TU). The training day will roughly follow the below schedule:


Theory sessions

09:30 – Welcome

09:40 – Introduction and context

10:00 – The Anglers’ Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI)

10:25 – ARMI in practice

10:45 – Tea/coffee break

11:00 – Target groups – life history & ecology

12:15 – Lunch


Practical Sessions

13:00 – Introduction to fieldwork & site selection

13:20 – Fieldwork

15:00 – Identification

16:30 – Summary

17:00 – Finish

On the day you will be provided with all the equipment you need and resources for species idenitification, health & safety and so much more.

All you need to bring is your wellies, suitable clothing and a packed lunch; we’ll provide you with tea/coffee and biscuits.

Additional information

Chilterns Chalk Streams Project
Hannah Parry-Wilson