Riverfly Monitoring Training Course

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:30

Eden Rivers Trust office, Newton Rigg College, Penrith

 

We have a fantastic opportunity available for people in the River Eden catchment to train to become a Riverfly Monitor by attending our FREE Riverfly Monitoring Training Course (usually priced at £240 per person)

The purpose of this course is to try and get some more riverfly monitoring volunteers signed up to The Anglers Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) http://www.riverflies.org/.

- Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

- You will receive a riverfly monitoring pack worth £93.00 (on loan to you from Eden Rivers Trust). This includes all the equipment you will need to undertake a riverfly monitoring survey.

There are only a few FREE places remaining. Booking is essential, so book your place now to avoid disappointment by contacting:

Andy Bates, Eden Rivers Trust Project Assistant on 01768 866788 (between 9am and 4pm) or email andy.bates@edenrt.org

 

More about The Anglers Riverfly Initiative

The ARMI is a bottom-up citizen science initiative that facilitates regular monitoring of river water quality by trained volunteer monitors at river sites across the UK, to complement the more detailed work carried out by the UK environment agencies i.e. the Environment Agency (EA) in England.

Trained monitors regularly visit freshwater sites across the UK to sample for our target 8 invertebrate groups, for example Flat bodied Mayfly (Heptageniidae), Stonefly and Caddis fly just to name a few.

A scoring system based on the invertebrate quantities allows any major pollution events to be detected, and reported to local environmental body contacts quickly.

As anglers you are the people who are most often at your local rivers in the River Eden catchment. It is the hope of Eden Rivers Trust that, if you come and attend this free training course, you will be able to conduct a riverfly monitoring survey once a month at a regular site perhaps whist you are already out at the river fishing.

Doing this will only take you 30-45 minutes and once you have had a few goes it gets easier to identify each of the invertebrates you’re looking for and that will speed up the process as well.