Aquatic Invertebrate Monitoring Workshop

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 09:30 to 16:30

Sat 20th May
9.30am-4.30pm
Temple Sowerby Village Hall
Free

Invertebrates living in the river can be a great indicator of water quality and can be used to determine whether there is any serious pollution. 

We need more volunteers to join our riverfly invertebrate monitoring programme, so if you have an interest in wildlife and the wellbeing of your local river, and could spare up to 1 hour per month to do a survey at a river near you, then this workshop could be for you! 

This FREE one day workshop is suitable for beginners and is delivered by a Riverfly Partnership Tutor.

The workshop will: 
• Provide you with the equipment and knowledge needed to monitor the health of your local river by taking a sample of the invertebrates which live there, 

• Use a mix of theory and practical application - you will be able to practice your new skills down at the river under the tutor's guidance,

• Support you with identification skills and knowledge so that you feel comfortable with the level required to carry out surveys.

 

By the end of the day you will be qualified to take part in the national monitoring programme joining thousands of active members contributing valuable information about our rivers into a national database. 

Previous participants have found it to be a really interesting and enjoyable day!

Places are limited, reserve your place now by emailing Paul Greaves, River Action Group Coordinator at paul@edenrt.org or call 01768 866788