The Riverfly Partnership is a dynamic network of organisations, representing anglers, conservationists, entomologists, scientists, water course managers and relevant authorities, working together to: - protect the water quality of our rivers; - further the understanding of riverfly populations; - and actively conserve riverfly habitats. The Riverfly Partnership is hosted by the Freshwater Biological Association.


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Volunteers required for new study - ‘Nature up close and personal: A wellbeing experiment’

Thousands of volunteers from across the UK are needed to participate in a new citizen science project that will investigate the relationship between nature and people’s wellbeing. Participants in ‘Nature up close and personal: A wellbeing experiment’ will be asked to take part in simple, 10-minute, nature-based activities for five days across one week, before 25 August 2020 before giving feedback on their experience using an online form. 

Although links between nature based volunteer activities having positive impacts upon participants wellbeing are not new, scientists coordinating this project say it is the first time that researchers have combined citizen science and nature-connectedness to look at the impact on wellbeing. ‘Nature up close and personal: A wellbeing experiment’ is being jointly hosted by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), the University of Derby, and the British Science Association (BSA).

You can read more about the project here: https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/news/new-experiment-tests-link-between-nature-and-wellbeing, or to get involved use the following link: http://www.ceh.ac.uk/natureupclose

Punctuation - database updated

Good afternoon,

Having received some user feedback regarding data submission, we can now confirm that issues with the punctuation requirements in the comments section have been resolved.

If you were recently having issues submitting or confirming records, please try again at your convenience. 

As always, if you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us through the contact form online.

The Riverfly Partnership Team

Riverfly Partnership reset your details on the new website

Dear User,


We hope you are staying well at this time. 


We have released the database on our new Riverfly Partnership website. 

We appreciate that you will not be monitoring at this time, but we have recently sent you an email with instructions to reset your account. 

Please reset your account to gain access to the new ARMI website. Your records and other account details remain the same. 

If you have any questions, please let us know via the 'contact us' page. 

Database update - impact on logging in.

The Riverfly Partnership team are currently working to make the new database format live for users. While we are working on this, all user log in attempts will be blocked. Do not worry! This does not mean your account has been blocked indefinitely. 

We hope to have a working database available to you by Monday 4th May. Your user account will then be accessible again. If you have any further questions please use the 'Contact Us' section of the website.

Thank you for your understanding at this time.