RIVERFLY MONITORING

2 Sep

 WEAR RIVERS TRUST: RIVERFLY TRAINING DAY

 Friday 20 September 2019

10.00 – 4.30

Venue to be confirmed

Wear Rivers Trust invites volunteers to help us protect and improve the River Wear and its tributaries by monitoring riverfly life, in order to keep an eye on water quality and potential pollution issues.

River invertebrates are very sensitive to pollution and are therefore good indicators of water quality; changes in abundance may be the first sign of a pollution problem so collecting data makes an important contribution to our understanding of the pollution pressures facing different parts of the catchment.

What does volunteering involve?

  • Attending a free training workshop to learn how to carry out the monitoring and to receive a monitoring kit.
  • Carrying out a monthly kick-sample to collect, identify and count macroinvertebrates.
  • Sharing your results with other volunteers via a live online database.
  • Getting out and discovering new things on your river whilst making a difference!

Contact Lucy Lovett, WRT Education Officer to find out more or book a place:

lucy.lovett@wear-rivers-trust.org.uk Tel: 07880 189232 / 01388 488867