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The website will be closed for two weeks while we make changes

We've almost finished creating the new website and database.

From Monday 27th January we will be closing the website for two weeks while we make final changes and transfer to the new site.

The website will be available again from Monday 10th February, but the database will remain closed until Friday 20th March.

We are excited to release the new website. We have made changes including; adding a data tool so you can download and view data extensively. Streamlining the content for easier navigation. Creating help pages for quick reference and updating the style for a cleaner look.

Thank you for your patience and support. We look forward to sharing the new website with you.

Upcoming Riverfly Partnership Conference

A shallow river with a gravel bed, riffle, and stands of ranuculus takes up most of the picture. A man, to the left, stands in the water and looks down as he collects a kick sample. The river is lined with green leafed trees, the sunshine dappled on the leaves. The Riverfly Partnership logo of an adult mayfly is in the lover left hand corner.

The next national Riverfly Conference is due to take place on the 20th March 2020 at the London Natural History Museum.

The theme is The pressures on our rivers and how we can detect and mitigate them. We are bringing together organisations and individuals from the Partnership to deliver presentations, updates and talks. All are welcome.

Please click here to view the full programme and book tickets.

'Thames Revival' on BBC Radio

Having been declared biologically dead in 1957, the river Thames has been making a real comeback. As well as porpoises, seals and the odd whale, over 156 species of fish currently live there.

The latest episode of 'Costing the Earth' talks about the monitoring and restoration work that has taken place. We are proud that many of the organisations featured are partners. They discuss the current status of the Thames, and what the future holds.

Image from the BBC website. The episode is presented by Helen Czerski, a physicist from University College London who is co-ordinating a large-scale study of the River Thames. It was produced by Alasdair Cross.

You can listen online here.

A small, silver coloured fish is held up in a clear container with a ruler lining the bottom. Three onlookers stand in the background. One wears a bright blue shirt emblazoned with 'The Marine Biology Association' above the logo of  a seahorse in yellow

Riverfly Partnership Newsletter Vol. 4 Issue 3

image of a myfly on a green background with the words Volume four, issue three across it

Please Click Here for our latest newsletter. This issue contains information on the current status of ARMI, funding advice for coordinators, changes that may occur due to Brexit, and some details on the recent name changes of British mayflies.

If you have signed up for our newsletter you will receive this via email. In case you have not signed up but would like to, please click here.

Beautiful Identification Sheet; the True Mayfly or Greendrake by Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project

Wonderful volunteers from the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project have been collaborating with the EA to create a set of beautiful identification sheets. A pair of true mayfly larvae, or greendrake are shown, The triangular shape of the markings on their bodies are pointed out with red labels

Click here for a PDF of their True Mayfly or 'Greendrake' identification sheet 

Rachel Graham, assisted initially by Jade Oliver has worked extensively on the identification sheets. The photographs have been supplied by John Boulton. The project is managed by Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Monitoring Officer Will Bartle, and the EA contacts who provided ecological expertise are Richard Chadd and Chris Extence. 

The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project is a collaboration between Anglian Water, Wild Trout Trust, Natural England, Lincolshire County Council, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, The Environment Agency, and their host; Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service. 

They have done outstanding work to improve and restore chalkstreams in Lincolnshire, as well as raising awareness and knowledge of chalk streams and their importance. In 2012 they were awarded the prestigious Bowland Award from the National Association for Areas of Outstanding national Beauty. This award acknowledges outstanding projects that achieve landscape scale conservation through partnership working.

We will be uploading more of their sheets in the future. We hope that you enjoy their wonderful work. 

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