Action for the River Kennet is a group of people who care about the River Kennet. Our members include local people who enjoy having a healthy river as part of their living environment; tourists and visitors who enjoy walking by and fishing in the Kennet; and environmentalists who want to see a valuable chalk stream protected.

We are a member of The Rivers Trust, and a registered Charity - no: 11207525

We provide information by

  • organising open days and educational events to help people to learn more about the river and its ecology
  • distributing a regular enews, printed newsletter called River Talk, and annual report
  • working in schools
  • giving talks and presentations
We monitor the health of the river
Working with local volunteers in partnership with landowners we monitor the health of the river by measuring riverfly populations, fish populations and water quality.  

We campaign to raise the profile of the  River Kennet and its tributaries in planning and funding decisions