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Riverfly Monitoring Initiative

Riverfly Monitoring Initiative 

As part of our new "Guardians of the Tweed" citizen science programme, the Tweed Foundation have become an Riverfly Monitoring Initiative hub, in association with the Riverfly Partnership and Buglife.

What is ARMI?

ARMI has been a successful initiative across England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, enabling “volunteers, such as anglers and conservationists, to protect river quality by monitoring eight pollution sensitive invertebrates and complement the work carried out by statutory agency staff across the UK”. Working alongside both the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Environment Agency (EA), we can use the well-established ARMI framework to ensure water quality is checked across the catchment and any pollution incidents are recorded.

Data from the ARMI initiative is centrally captured on the Riverfly Partnership website and is freely available to view and download under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

If you would like to join the project, make a donation, or know more about the initiative, please contact the project lead at 


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  • The Riverfly Partnership
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