Riverfly Training Day
Start date13th MayEnd date13th May
Start Time9:30amEnd Time5:00pm
LocationRestore Hope, Latimer Park, Latimer Road, Chesham, HP51 1TU
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:
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
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.