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The website will be closed for two weeks while we make changes

We've almost finished creating the new website and database.

From Monday 27th January we will be closing the website for two weeks while we make final changes and transfer to the new site.

The website will be available again from Monday 10th February, but the database will remain closed until Friday 20th March.

We are excited to release the new website. We have made changes including; adding a data tool so you can download and view data extensively. Streamlining the content for easier navigation. Creating help pages for quick reference and updating the style for a cleaner look.

Thank you for your patience and support. We look forward to sharing the new website with you.

Upcoming Riverfly Partnership Conference

A shallow river with a gravel bed, riffle, and stands of ranuculus takes up most of the picture. A man, to the left, stands in the water and looks down as he collects a kick sample. The river is lined with green leafed trees, the sunshine dappled on the leaves. The Riverfly Partnership logo of an adult mayfly is in the lover left hand corner.

The next national Riverfly Conference is due to take place on the 20th March 2020 at the London Natural History Museum.

The theme is The pressures on our rivers and how we can detect and mitigate them. We are bringing together organisations and individuals from the Partnership to deliver presentations, updates and talks. All are welcome.

Please click here to view the full programme and book tickets.

'Thames Revival' on BBC Radio

Having been declared biologically dead in 1957, the river Thames has been making a real comeback. As well as porpoises, seals and the odd whale, over 156 species of fish currently live there.

The latest episode of 'Costing the Earth' talks about the monitoring and restoration work that has taken place. We are proud that many of the organisations featured are partners. They discuss the current status of the Thames, and what the future holds.

Image from the BBC website. The episode is presented by Helen Czerski, a physicist from University College London who is co-ordinating a large-scale study of the River Thames. It was produced by Alasdair Cross.

You can listen online here.

A small, silver coloured fish is held up in a clear container with a ruler lining the bottom. Three onlookers stand in the background. One wears a bright blue shirt emblazoned with 'The Marine Biology Association' above the logo of  a seahorse in yellow

Riverfly Partnership Newsletter Vol. 4 Issue 3

image of a myfly on a green background with the words Volume four, issue three across it

Please Click Here for our latest newsletter. This issue contains information on the current status of ARMI, funding advice for coordinators, changes that may occur due to Brexit, and some details on the recent name changes of British mayflies.

If you have signed up for our newsletter you will receive this via email. In case you have not signed up but would like to, please click here.

Countryfile on Chalk Streams

tv logo showing a river and river bank on the screen The television show Countryfile recently aired an episode on Chalkstreams, now available online via BBC iPlayer.  

It runs through many aspects of our wonderful chalk streams and the work people are doing to conserve them. Some of our partners are featured, including Dr Janina Gray from Salmon and Trout Conservation, and Dr Cyril Bennet, one of our founding members. 

You can view the episode online via BBC iPlayer here. It will be available until the second week of June.

 

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