Riverfly Surveying

Training Day


6th July 2024

Riverfly Surveying Training Day

Date – Saturday 6th July 2024

Time  – 09.00am – 4.30pm (approx.)

This is a bookable event and places are limited to 12 please contact our Monitoring Officer on the details below to book on. 


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 Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (RMI) is a citizen science project that enables trained volunteers to protect river water quality by monitoring eight pollution-sensitive invertebrates and complement the work carried out by statutory agency staff across the UK.

The initiative is run by the Riverfly Partnership (Hosted by the Freshwater Biological Association)

Volunteers will receive training on identifying 8 key invertebrates and the scoring system used to monitor water quality. Once trained volunteers will be assigned a site to monitor regularly (the aim is once a month).

Volunteers will receive all the necessary equipment to be able to survey.


About the funders

This training and equipment is provided thanks to funding from Anglian Water through their Get River Positive scheme.