News

We're hiring!
We're hiring!
06 December 2017
Action for the River Kennet are recruiting for a project officer to work in the lower Kennet catchment. This is a part tine, paid role. Click here to find out more.
Action for the River Kennet celebrates a milestone year
Action for the River Kennet celebrates a milestone year
10 November 2017
ARK's AGM celebrates a reduction in water abstraction and the amazing role of volunteers. [Read more]
River Kennet Celebrates a Safer Future
River Kennet Celebrates a Safer Future
04 July 2017
ARK and Thames Water celebrated the completion of a £30 million project to reduce abstraction from the Rivers Kennet and Og at an event in Mildenhall, Wiltshire, last week.


 

Eddington Mill Sluice Failure
Eddington Mill Sluice Failure
07 June 2017
A sluice failure on the River Kennet over the spring bank holiday weekend, leading to a fish rescue is being resolved.  Read More
Bovine gift boosts water meadow project
Bovine gift boosts water meadow project
25 May 2017
Action for the River Kennet and Marlborough Town Council are celebrating the return of the Belted Galloway cattle to the meadow at Stonebridge Wild River Reserve this week.

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Rain gardens are coming!
Rain gardens are coming!
11 May 2017
Rain gardens: good for rivers, good for wildlife and good for gardeners.

ARK presented the first of several events to promote rain gardens yesterday (10 May 2017). Marlborough Gardening Association hosted award winning garden designer Wendy Allen and ARK director Charlotte Hitchmough to find out how and why to build rain gardens at home. More information here.
September Events
September Events
03 September 2015
September is shaping up to be a very busy month in the ARK calendar.

 We have a number of scheduled walks, talks and events as well as a couple that have been rescheduled after some rather inconveniently timed rain over the summer.  

For full information check our Events page and of course stay up to date by following us on Facebook but to help you plan your diary here is a short recap: 

September 5th - Stonebridge Meadow Family Bioblitz
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eptember 14th - Totally Thames Waterblitz
September 16th - September Moth Night
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eptember 18th - Bat Walk & Talk 
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eptember 20th - ARK Members Wilderness walk (email Anna for more details)
September 27th - World Rivers Day wildlife walk with Peter Marren
Enter our Photography Competition
Enter our Photography Competition
25 May 2015
ARK is encouraging everyone to get out to the river with their cameras to capture some great images this summer.  This week we are launching our 2015 Photographic Competition and the theme is 'Celebrating our Chalkstream'. 

This year we are proud to have the generous support of our competition partner Pete Davies Photography.  

For full details on what, where, and when to photograph and how to enter read more
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
21 April 2015
We have two exciting events scheduled for the next few months.    

A Summer River Walk & Tea (date tbc) which will take place between Stonebridge and Mildenhall.  Please keep your eyes peeled for a confirmed date.  

Willow weaving workshop in Ramsbury - date tbc 


Get Waterfit 15
Get Waterfit 15
05 February 2015
Ring 0800 358 6665 and quote 'Kennet' for a water saving makeover.  Residents challenged to save water and reduce water and energy bills in the Marlborough and Hungerford area.