Extended Riverfly training

Training Day


7th July 2024

Extended Riverfly – Training Day

Date – Sunday 7th July 2024

Time  – 09.30am – 4.00pm (approx.)


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 
  3. Riverfly surveying equipment and waders
  4. A pack lunch and a drink.
  5. Medication for yourself if you require it (please notify the Chalk Streams Officer on the day if necessary)
  6. Emergency contact details

About the activity

The Extended Riverfly initiative was developed with the FBA, Devon Wildlife Trust, Riverfly Partnership and our lovely volunteers at the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project.

Extended Riverfly was developed to provide more detailed data on streams and rivers — interpretation of these data is aided by two new biotic indices to detect and measure pollution and habitat degradation.

Extended Riverfly — The Riverfly Partnership (riverflies.org)

The training will be delivered by Arron Watson, an expert at the Environment Agency delivering this training idependently on behalf of the Riverfly Partnership. 

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)


About the funders

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