Charlotte Hitchmough


Charlotte has been working with ARK over a decade, and 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's focus is the upstream reaches and tributaries of the Kennet, where she managers teams of volunteers and leads  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.

Anna is leading the classroom activities of ARK's schools engagement work 'Water Matters'
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Linda Nemeth

Office manager and catchment partnership administrator

Linda works closely with the team on projects and makes sure our finances are in order. She is in charge of project administration and logistics for fund raising events. Linda is also the key contact for Kennet Catchment Partnership meetings.

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Tim Clarke

Farm advisor

Tim is our farm advisor and organises our farm events and cover crop trials. He has  worked in the Kennet catchment with ARK, FWAG, CFE 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

Project officer

Martin joined the team in February 2018. His main focus is the lower reaches of the river from Newbury to Reading. 

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

He is a Fisheries Management and Aquaculture graduate and has a varied background including project managment and logistics. Martin is the key contact for the Fisheries and Habitats grants. 

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