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Available Now: Autumn Riverfly Newsletter

The latest edition of the Riverfly Newsletter is now available!

Find your PDF copy in the attachment below, where you can catch updates about Riverfly activity during lockdown, exciting news about the development of the Extended and Urban Riverfly schemes, as well as information about brand new website features that will help you in your role as a volunteer.

Remember: you can sign up to receive the newsletter straight to your email inbox by using the green 'Subscribe' button on the Riverfly homepage. We would love to hear your feedback, plus any additions you would like to see added to the newsletter. Please comment below. 

The Riverfly Team.

New ARMI Theory Guide

The Riverfly Partnership has created an ARMI Theory Guide as part of new online training options that have been released.

This guide is available to all our trained monitors and we hope will be useful as reference material.

Please log in and find it in your User Menu.

Happy monitoring and thank you for all your hard work.

Recent Event - Citizen Science and Conservation - Watch Online Here

Citizen Science and conservation: what does it add, who is taking part and who are we failing to reach?

Organised by Joe Pecorelli and Dr Becki Lawson, hosted by Charlotte Coales, and produced by Eleanor Darbey, ZSL.


  • Joe Pecorelli, Zoological Society of London: "Citizen science at ZSL"
  • Kate Risely, formerly of British Trust for Ornithology
  • Dr Sarah West, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York: "Sectors of society currently under-represented in UK environmental citizen science, and what can be done to address this"


Watch the video Here

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Riverfly Conference Presentation - Launch of the Extended Scheme

We are proud to present an online version of the 'Launch of the Extended Scheme' presentation.

Originally part our Riverfly Partnership Conference which had to be cancelled, this video combines the slides and audio commentary from each of the presenters; John Davy-Bowker of the FBA, Angus Menzies of the Dorset Wildlife Trust, Richard Chadd of the Environment Agency and Will Bartle of the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project.

Topics include why the Riverfly Extended Scheme was developed, how it works, the biotic indices, training and certification.

The Riverfly Extended Scheme is one of our Riverfly Plus projects.