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 offer encouragement and ensure everything is running smoothly. Most recently we caught up with Stef Scott (Marine and Freshwater Biology undergraduate, University of Glasgow). On this occasion, despite the sunshine, the river level of the Allander Water was not in our favour. We did however note the sea of Himalayan Balsam lining the tributary of the River Kelvin and another clump of Skunk Cabbage under the Balmore Road bridge.