Charlotte Hitchmough


Charlotte has been working with ARK for 10 years, and over that time has built up an extensive knowledge of the issues affecting chalk streams and the Kennet in particular. She came to ARK from a background in the water industry and science communication and has built the charity’s activities to include river habitat restoration, work with schools, farm advice and water efficiency.
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Anna Forbes

Project Officer

Anna manages our team of volunteers and leads the weekly practical conservation and restoration projects in and by the river. She carries out and oversees a variety of surveying and monitoring work, including our water vole surveying and riverfly monitoring.

Anna is the Project Officer for Stonebridge Wild River Reserve, she runs ARK River School engagement sessions for local groups of all ages from Brownies to residents in care homes helping them enjoy and get involved with their local river and surrounding habitats.
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Linda Nemeth

Linda works closely with Charlotte and Anna on a variety of projects.  Linda is in charge of project administration and logistics for fund raising events.  
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Tim Clarke

Tim is our farm advisor. He has  worked in the Kennet catchment with ARK, FWAG and other organisations for over a decade. From a farming background himself he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge.
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Martin Kent
Martin joined the team in February 2018. He is a Fisheries Management and Aquaculture graduate and has a varied background including project managment and logistics. 

His key roles are working with stakeholders to establish projects on the main river and tributaries from Newbury downstream, and monitoring the removal of floating pennywort from the Foudry Brook.

Martin is the key contact for the Fisheries and Habitats grants. 

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