Category: crimp_news

Riverfly Census

Spring 2015 saw the launch of the Salmon and Trout Conservation UK Riverfly Census. This involved taking invertebrate samples from five sites from each of the selected 12 rivers. The rivers being deliberately chosen based upon geographic and geological diversification. more »

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4th National Riverfly Partnership Conference – Registration now open

Registration for the 4th National Riverfly Partnership Conference ‘Riverfly Monitoring and Beyond’  in the Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum, London on Thursday 17th November 2016, is now open. The conference will bring together organisations and individuals participating in the Riverfly more »

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Riverfly Partnership Photography Competition 2016

The Riverfly Partnership is excited to launch its 2016 national photography competition                                                         more »

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Angler’s Riverfly Monitoring Initiative news

A very informative update from the ARMI coordinator Ben Fitch, download the Pdf to read all the recent news and developments. 

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The very latest in riverfly news from ‘SALMO TRUTTA’

A recent article about riverfly monitoring published in Volume 19 of SALMO TRUTTA (The annual journal of the Wild Trout Trust) Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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Caring for the Clyde – 4th Citizen Science Meeting a success!

The Clyde River Foundation hosted it’s 4th Caring for the Clyde meeting yesterday celebrating three years of Citizen Science in the River Clyde catchment. Over fifty delegates gathered to hear talks from a variety of guest speakers. CRIMP coordinator Lesley Deans, Clyde River Foundation, opened more »

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Spotlight on our citizen scientists – 3. Bridge of Weir Angling Association

On Saturday 27th February ‘Caring for the Clyde’ will celebrate 3 years of citizen science in the River Clyde catchment. In the run-up to the event we’ll be highlighting some of the great groups involved in our biggest citizen science more »

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Spotlight on our citizen scientists – 2. Hollybrook Academy

On Saturday 27th February ‘Caring for the Clyde’ will celebrate 3 years of citizen science in the River Clyde catchment. In the run-up to the event we’ll be highlighting some of the great groups involved in our biggest citizen science more »

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Spotlight on our citizen scientists – 1. Quarriers

On Saturday 27th February ‘Caring for the Clyde’ will celebrate 3 years of citizen science in the River Clyde catchment. In the run-up to the event we’ll be highlighting some of the great groups involved in our biggest citizen science more »

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Caring for the Clyde – 4th Citizen Science Meeting

Come and celebrate 3 years of riverfly monitoring on the River Clyde at our 4th Citizen Science Meeting on Saturday 27th February 2016. Interested in getting involved in citizen science whilst looking after your local river? The Clyde River Foundation has more »

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Latest CRIMP newsletter

Find out everything that’s been happening Clyde wide in our latest newsletter below

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Planning to celebrate!

The Clyde River Foundation’s annual citizen science meeting will take place on Saturday 27th February. Caring for the Clyde will celebrate three years of coordinating CRIMP, our largest citizen science project, on the River Clyde. We are very grateful to more »

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Scottish Anglers Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) meeting outcomes

During the November meeting SEPA pledged continued support for Citizen Science and particularly riverfly monitoring. Some of the main outcomes from the meeting were to make significant progress in setting specific trigger levels for Clyde riverfly monitoring sites in 2016 more »

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Campsie Angling Association back in the river

We met with the Campsie Angling Association secretary Lawrence Meechan on the Glazert Water for a refresher in the riverfly monitoring technique. Lawrence attended one of the first Riverfly monitoring training courses on the River Clyde in 2012, before CRIMP more »

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Duncanrig students take the plunge

This term at Duncanrig Secondary some new students were getting to grips with riverfly monitoring for the first time as part of their biology lessons. Their local burn, a small tributary of the Kittoch Water, flows beneath the school and more »

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CRIMP Training – 24th October 2015

Interested in looking after your local river? The Clyde River Foundation will run a ‘CRIMP’ workshop on Saturday 24th October 2015. Twelve places are available to anyone who wishes to learn the standardised methodology for riverfly monitoring and is interested in taking more »

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Lots of CRIMPing on the Kelvin

We caught up with two ‘long-standing’ dedicated riverfly monitors Allan Twigg (Friends of the River Kelvin) and Ernest Atlee (Caurnie Angling Club). Both have been sampling on the River Kelvin since early 2013 and we felt it would be a more »

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Bridge of Weir AC riverfly monitoring

The Bridge of Weir Angling Club are keeping very up to date with their sampling regime. We caught up with them and particularly Peter Rentoul who was trained last year and has since taken over the sampling site on the more »

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Refresher sessions in full swing

Between 2013 and 2015 the Clyde River Foundation trained a total of 113 ‘CRIMP’ monitors, from 24 organisations over eleven training courses. The riverfly enthusiasts or ‘CRIMPers’ who are helping protect their river’s water quality have been visited by project staff to more »

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CRIMP refresher sessions – book now!

We’re pleased to say that our CRIMP volunteers have taken over 450 samples since we started riverfly monitoring on the River Clyde. That’s 80,321 mini beasts counted, scored and uploaded to the database! We’re impressed! Thank you to our dedicated more »

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Galloway Fisheries Trust join the Riverfly Partnership

Last week on behalf of the Riverfly Partnership, the Clyde River Foundation delivered two training workshops in Newton Stewart and Gatehouse of Fleet. The two training courses which took place on the River Cree and the Water of Fleet have more »

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CRIMP Sharing Good Practice

The report from the recent Sharing Good Practice event is now available on the SNH website link http://www.snh.gov.uk/docs/A1665462.pdf. This explored opportunities for getting involved in surveying the local environment, and focused on practical approaches to monitoring the quality of air, water, soil more »

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CRIMP in the community

Quarriers (http://www.quarriers.org.uk/) is the most recent group to sign up to ‘Caring for the Clyde’ by joining the Clyde Riverfly Monitoring Partnership. Last month volunteer Alistair Baird became a certified CRIMPer and has since been out a few times to more »

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Board Burn monitored by local community

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 more »

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The Green Water, Gryfe and Blacketty are under watch

CRIMP welcomes Elaine Gallaher and Barrie Dean to the Strathgryfe monitoring group.  Thanks to them, the communities who fish the Gryfe Water as part of Strathgryfe Angling Association have got almost all the bases covered! They recently added the Blacketty Water, more »

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South Lanarkshire Council Outdoor Learning Showcase

Jacqui Meldrum and Christine Matthews, biology teachers from Duncanrig Secondary School attended the South Lanarkshire Council Outdoor Learning Showcase event last Thursday 21st May at the Popinjay Hotel. Jacqui and Christine set up at stall where they promoted CRIMP and more »

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Training in Twechar

We’re pleased to say that more volunteers have been added to the growing number of CRIMPers across the Clyde. This year residents in Twechar held their own training course and will soon have new monitoring locations on the Board Burn more »

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Citizen Science in the Community – Sharing Good Practice

The Clyde River Foundation attended the Scottish Natural Heritage event that looked at ongoing and new opportunities for getting involved in local environmental surveying – focusing on air, water and soil & land. It was attended by 85 participants from more »

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CRIMP Winter 2014 Newsletter

It might be cold out but that hasn’t stopped our CRIMP volunteers from getting out and doing their bit over the winter! The project has been getting a fair bit of coverage in recent months; we were invited to speak at the 2015 more »

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Riverfly enthusiast Josh is Trout ‘N’ About

One of our younger citizen scientists Josh Maitland, East Kilbride Angling Club, has been out in all weathers surveying the Rotten Calder. Josh has been out regularly since he attended a training course at the end of August and the more »

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Do you want to help care for the Clyde?

The Clyde River Foundation seeks to gauge interest amongst community groups and anglers with a love for rivers and their fly life. We hope to run a one-day training workshop that will introduce volunteers to riverfly monitoring and the monthly more »

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Third Caring for the Clyde – Citizen Science Meeting

On Saturday 7th March the Clyde River Foundation held its third ‘Caring for the Clyde’ citizen science meeting. The meeting was opened by Catchment Manager Dr. Willie Yeomans, after which Project Coordinator Lesley Deans gave an overview of CRIMP and presented more »

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Talking about citizen science – Conference for Nature

Last month, the Clyde River Foundation attended the 2015 Conference for Nature held at The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh. The aim of the conference was “to look at how innovative projects can help address the State of Nature in Scotland, linking more »

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Now booking – Caring for the Clyde: 3rd Citizen Science Meeting

Are you interested in looking after your local river? Come along to ‘Caring for the Clyde’ on Saturday 7th March to find out how citizen scientists have been helping to care for the River Clyde. We’re delighted to have presentations more »

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Caring for the Clyde – 3rd Citizen Science Meeting

The Clyde River Foundation is hosting Caring for the Clyde – 3rd Citizen Science Meeting on Saturday 7th March. The line up so far: Riverfly Monitoring? – What’s been happening across the River Clyde catchment and how to get involved. more »

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Winter sampling with Mid-Clyde anglers

You could tell we’re almost at the shortest day when we met up with the Mid-Clyde Angling Club on the main stem of the Clyde last week. Alistair and Robert from the club, who are both new to CRIMP this more »

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CRIMP on camera

Angler and freshwater biologist-come-photographer, Josh Maitland has been braving the cold on the Rotten Calder once again this month. Keen CRIMPer, Josh, who trained in riverfly monitoring in August has been out sampling every month and this time uncovered caseless more »

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Riverfly Partnership Conference – what does the future hold?

On Wednesday 19th the Riverfly Partnership (RP) held a conference in the Natural History Museum, London, for the Angler’s Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) coordinators and tutors. A series of talks were given from Steve Brooks (RP Chairman), Ben Fitch (ARMI more »

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Teachers and pupils help care for the Kittoch Water

Pupils from Duncanrig Secondary School in East Kilbride are working with teachers to help monitor the health of their local burn, a tributary of the Kittoch Water. The school is one of four secondary schools to get involved in the Clyde more »

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British Ecological Society conference

Project Coordinator Lesley Deans attended the British Ecological Society Citizen Science conference titled ‘Citizen Science – Fit for the Future?’, at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford. The idea was to share and reflect on the experiences, challenges and more »

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How clean is the Rotten Calder?

How clean is the Rotten Calder? Josh Maitland, Junior Secretary and member of the local angling club in East Kilbride has signed up to CRIMP to answer that very question. After attending the final CRIMP workshop in August, he visited the more »

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Number of CRIMP monitors passes the 100 mark

The final CRIMP workshop held at the end of August took the number of CRIMPers trained on the Clyde catchment into triple figures. Exactly 108 volunteers have registered with CRIMP since the project launched in March 2013. Attendees at the more »

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Upper Avon build on CRIMP data record

The Upper Avon Angling Club have been out sampling recently on four of their CRIMP sample sites. All but one of the sites have seen an improvement in the number and variety of fly-life since last year’s samples. It’s really more »

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CRIMPing on the Culter

CRIMPers from the Lamington and District Angling Improvement Association got kicking with their first sampling sessions on the Lamington Burn and Culter Water. Riverfly enthusiast Jim Lees, who writes his own fly fishing blog http://www.palewatery.com/blog/, and Marc Light, a keen more »

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University of Glasgow student making valuable contribution to CRIMP

Marine and Freshwater Biology student, Stef Scott, is about to embark on her third year of study and is also volunteering her spare time to look after her local river, the Allander water. Steph hopes to go into environmental consultancy more »

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Keeping watch on the White Cart

New ‘CRIMPers’ from the Busby Angling Association have stepped up to keep watch over their local river the White Cart Water. Scott Ferguson and Ken Gillies, who trained up back in May, have strategically selected sites on the river to best more »

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Stopping the spread – Check, Clean, Dry

As we continue to track the spread of invasive non-native species (INNS) throughout the Clyde catchment we’d like to remind all river users of how you can help halt the spread of these harmful organisms. Remember these 3 simple steps: Check, Clean, more »

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CRIMP in the Classroom

Duncanrig Secondary School, East Kilbride, recently started using CRIMP to cover aspects of the Curriculum for Excellence such as indicator species and pollution. Biology teachers Mrs Matthews and Mrs Meldrum attended training sessions earlier in the year to learn the more »

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It’s all go on the Gryfe!

The River Gryfe catchment is now well covered by three dedicated teams of riverfly monitors. All three angling clubs (Paisley Abercorn Angling Club, Bridge of Weir (River) Angling Club and Strathgryfe Angling Association) have trained nineteen riverfly monitors in total more »

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River Kelvin CRIMP coverage

The River Kelvin Angling Association to date has eleven trained and active monitors covering the catchment and its tributaries. This week we met with recently trained volunteers from the River Kelvin Angling Association to assist with choosing sampling sites. We more »

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