Riverfly Surveying Taster Day 1


6th April 2024

Riverfly Surveying Taster Day 1!

Date – Saturday 6th April 2024

Time  – 10.30am – 2.30pm (approx.)

Please let us know if you’re coming!


Classroom in the Woods – Waithe Beck – Link to PDF directions

Please look at PDF or you’ll end up coming down the wrong farm track!!


  1. Suitable outdoor clothing such as waterproof and long-sleeved top and trousers.
  2. Suitable footwear – Wellies probably best for this one
  3. A pack lunch and a drink.
  4. Medication for yourself if you require it (please notify the Chalk Streams Officer on the day if necessary)
  5. Emergency contact details

About the activity

The invertebrates in our rare chalk streams help tell us a story about the health of the water. Join the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project to try Riverfly Surveying.

The day will involve an introduction to the national Riverfly Monitoring Initiative, giving an overview of how to identify key invertebrates and how surveying can give us vital information on the condition of our rivers. You’ll get a chance to get in the water and collect a sample yourself and then with guidance identify and score your sample.

Thanks to funding from Anglian Water through their Get River Positive initiative the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project are looking for volunteers to be professionally trained to survey our streams, this day is all about giving people the chance to give it a try first!

Please note this event is not suitable for children.