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Riverfly monitoring training

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Find out how to monitor water quality to help protect our water courses. This accredited course will give you the skills to survey and monitor the biological water quality of the river. You will be trained in carrying out kick samples to monitor invertebrate life in the river and will be awarded a certificate. You will also be given a kit to enable you to do monthly kick samples, with the findings fed into a national database managed by the Anglers Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI).

The monitoring scheme ensures that water quality is checked more widely and action taken at the earliest opportunity should any severe perturbations be detected. Local residents are natural guardians of the river environment, and are in an ideal position to monitor the health of the watercourses they fish or walk by. Riverflies are at the heart of the freshwater ecosystem and are powerful biological indicators and are commonly referred to as ‘the canary of our rivers.’

This training is aimed at residents of Shotley Low Quarter. Booking essential: email Simone Price for more information or to book.


(Friday) 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


St John's Church Hall


Tyne Rivers Trust

Jenny Dowden Volunteer Coordinator

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