Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards 4 All programme, BART are excited to announce that we have received funding to run 4 new Riverfly Partnership training sessions across the catchment. These sessions will train a minimum of 40 people to monitor aquatic invertebrates on a monthly basis, as indicators of water quality.
In addition, BART will be running 4 river dipping and identification sessions for river ‘minibeasts’ with local schools and members of the community. These will allow a minimum of 120 participants to discover and learn about the wildlife within their local river and use these findings to assess its health. We will discuss ways in which these new citizen scientists can take small steps to reduce pollution in our rivers for the benefit of people and wildlife.
If you are interested in being trained in Riverfly monitoring or are part of a school who wish to take part, please contact our Project Officer Harriet on firstname.lastname@example.org