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Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (RMI) training in Hanwell, Ealing
April 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! TO MONITOR THE HEALTH OF THE RIVER BRENT
Thames21 are setting up a Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (RMI) on the River Brent in 2019.
The training will take place at Hanwell Zoo, W7 3BP
11:00 – 16:00 on Thursday 4th April 2019
Register your place at: RiverflyBrent.eventbrite.co.uk
Places are limited so please make sure you can sample your river for at least 6 months (1 sample per month) before registering.
The RMI is a national scheme for monitoring the health of rivers developed by the Riverfly Partnership.
RMI sampling uses the presence and abundance of invertebrates in a sample to gauge the health of your river. Free training in the sampling method will be provided by the Zoological Society of London.
In the training you will learn:
• The theory of the RMI and how it helps improve rivers
• How to kick sample a river
• How to identify river invertebrates and score a sample
• What to do with the data you collect
You will also meet other volunteers working to protect the River Brent.
Equipment and refreshments provided
For more information please contact: Billy Coburn (Billy.Coburn@thames21.org.uk) or James Morton (MortonJa@ealing.gov.uk)