Members from the newly established ‘Board Burn Improvement Group’ have taken to their local river to understand more about the fly life living in the watercourse that runs right under Twechar Main Street and next to the community centre and recreation grounds. The locals are keen to keep an eye on any pressures they are concerned may affect the health of the river, such as farm run-off, quarries, sewage treatment works (STWs), combined sewer overflows (CSOs), recycling depots and housing development. Finally this month, now the rain has briefly ceased, the CRF met with the new members to help choose their sites from a strategic biological monitoring point of view. There are still a few more sites to choose later in the month but it was great to make a start! Thank you to Foundation Scotland for funding this community led project.