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This event is part of the Brecks Outdoor Festival

Riverfly Showcase & Litter Pick

See a showcase of the amazing aquatic species of the River Thet and help give back by taking part in a riverside litter pick.

September 14, 2024
12pm - 4pm
Melford Bridge Common, Thetford
Family Friendly
Pushchair Friendly
Dog Friendly

Riverfly Showcase & Litter Pick

Discover the amazing invertebrates of the River Thet, at this fun family friendly wildlife event. Join Thetford River Group, to see a showcase of aquatic species as they conduct a river fly monitoring sample. During the event, the River Group volunteers will take samples from the riverbed. The samples will be displayed in water tanks, allowing visitors to see a range of aquatic species up close. This is a drop in event from 12pm – 4pm.

At 3pm, there will be a litter picking activity along the river. Join in to help protect and give back to the environment, protecting the river and surrounding wildlife from litter.


Riverfly Showcase & Litter Pick

When: Saturday 14th September

Where: Melford Bridge common, Castle st, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 1TS


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Time: 12pm – 4pm (litter pick activity 3pm)


Further Information:

Accessibility: This event will take place on Melford Bridge Common, where the terrain is predominantly grass, and may be uneven or wet underfoot. The event is accessible for mobility scooters.

If you have any concerns about accessibility, please contact the BFER Team via:

(E) (T) 01473 265600


What to wear and bring: Please note that this event will be taking place outdoors. Please wear clothing appropriate for the weather, including layers and wet weather wear, or sun protection. We recommend bringing a bottle of water, and keeping arms and legs covered to minimise the risk of insect or tick bites. Please wear sturdy closed toe footwear. Litter picking tools will be provided.