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Riverfly Training – Hogsmill and Wandle, South East Rivers Trust

Riverfly Training – Hogsmill and Wandle, South East Rivers Trust

Riverfly Training – Hogsmill and Wandle, South East Rivers Trust

24 Denmark Rd Sutton Council Offices Carshalton SM5 2JG

What is Riverfly Monitoring?

Riverfly is a simple invertebrate survey method that can be used to detect changes in local water quality.

Riverflies, and other freshwater invertebrates, are a key part of the freshwater ecosystem and are a vital link in the aquatic food chain. Riverfly populations are affected by many factors; predominately water quality, habitat diversity, water level and flow rate. Different species of Riverfly have different tolerances to changes in water quality and therefore can be used as a high level indicator of pollution incidents.

You can find out more about the scheme by visiting our RIVERFLY WEBPAGE.

The Training Session

Time TBC

Location: 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, SM52JG.

This training session will teach you everything you need to do to become a Riverfly Monitoring Volunteer.

No previous experience is needed as all training and equipment will be provided by SERT. The monitoring itself involves volunteers visiting the same site once a month and spending 1 – 2 hours taking their Riverflysample and investigating what it contains.

We’re looking to recruit dedicated volunteers to join our existing schemes on the Hogsmill (between Kingston and Ewell) and Wandle (between Wandsworth and Carshalton).

For more more information please email volunteering@southeastriverstrust.org or call Jess on 07741 872381.

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