Sections

To make our site easier to navigate we have divided it into sections. These and other special articles can be accessed from the drop down menu.

In the Citizen’s Science section you will find details of a number citizen science projects focused on the recording of nature. We also have a page explaining our riverfly monitoring and another that links to our iNaturalist project, where all wildlife records and sightings in the catchment posted to iNaturalist are automatically included.

The Links section provides links to external information on England’s chalk streams and the pressures they are under. This includes links to newspaper articles, reports and organisations from journalists, NGOs and Government departments. It also has links to catchment specific information; Wild Trout Trust reports on particular stretches of the river, Catchment Data Explorer river section links, Water Quality archives and HCC Landscape Character Assessments.

Our Blog provides a place for our latest news. Anything from a kingfisher sighting on the river to the latest riverfly monitoring report to a transcript from parliamentary debates might appear here.

Our Documents and Policies section will grow over time to include exactly what it says on the tin.

The Social Media section contains links to our accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and contains some of our latest posts or pictures shared on these platforms.

In addition to these, we have a growing number of articles on specific topics.

The State of our Rivers

River Water Quality

Phosphate Testing

We also have a Geology article written for us by Jane Tubb, Chair of Herts Geology Club that explains the geology of chalk and the specifics of our catchment.

Our History section includes a collection of historic pictures of Buntingford and a link to our Voices of the Rib & Quin social history project.

Walking the Rib & Quin is a series of three essays by Peter Sinclair, written as a contemporary walking survey our rivers, interspersed with notes from historic Natural History reports;

The Quin from Barkway to Braughing
The Rib from Therfield to Braughing
The Rib from Braughing to the River Lea

FORQ Walks contains a (hopefully) growing collection of walks that explore the Rib and Quin valleys, their history and natural environment that can be downloaded as walking guides.

We have a link to our Lottery page – a percentage from tickets purchased in the East Herts District Council lottery goes to FORQ.

And finally, there is a link to our Merchandise shop, where T-shirts and other items can be purchased that contribute to our funds. All products are sustainably sourced, and printed in the UK by Teemill, suppliers to a number of wildlife NGOs and charities.