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This workshop is aimed at those who wish to start riverfly monitoring for the first time, or for those who wish to refresh old skills. Riverflys (caddisflies, mayflies, stoneflies etc) are highly susceptible to changes in pollution so surveying for them gives us a good indication of not only water quality but if/ when a pollution incident has occurred. This one day course provides comprehensive training in the Angler’s Riverfly Monitoring Initiative survey technique and includes presentations, practical demonstrations and…Find out more »
Join us for an evening of talks, quizzes, wine and nibbles to celebrate the hard work of RTCT volunteers RTCT volunteer celebration evening programme Email Jane@riverthame.org if you would like to attendFind out more »
Trained ARMI volunteers only. Touch up your riverfly survey technique and identification tips along the Chalgrove Brook, Stadhampton.Find out more »
6th March. Habitat enhancement work of the Chalgrove Brook near Watlington, involving installation of in-stream structures and management of shading vegetation. Organiser Watlington Environment Group. For more details contact Mike Chadwick, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , tel. 01494 483663.Find out more »
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Help remove the pesky non-native, himalayan balsam, from the Bear Brook and its tributary streams.Find out more »
Help remove the pesky non-native, himalayan balsam, from the Bear Brook and it's tributary streams.Find out more »
A training event for those interested in monitoring and protecting their local watercourses from pollution events through the 'Angler's Riverfly Monitoring Initiative'.Find out more »
Help remove the pesky non-native, himalayan balsam, from the Stoke Brook and it's tributary streams. Spend a few hours walking lengths of stream pulling out balsam.Find out more »
Himalayan balsam, a pesky invasive non-native plant, has established itself along the Bear Brook, Aylesbury. ©Keith Williamson These plants bully their way into habitat, over shading and out-competing our native flora and damaging habitat for wildlife. They’re good dispersers, using coiled spring like seedpods to explode their seeds over 7m, often in the nearest watercourse where they are carried off downstream to set up new residence. Thankfully they are shallow rooted and easy to remove with just a sharp tug.…Find out more »