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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.
New pipe line to help the River Kennet
New pipe line to help the River Kennet
23 March 2017
 A new pipeline to supply water to south Swindon from Farmoor Reservoir will open at the end of this month.  Thames Water’s Axford pipeline project will protect the fragile River Kennet and River Og, by providing an alternative water supply for Swindon when river levels are low. 
Click here to read the full story
/uploads/files/files/1703 Thames Water open new pipeline to help River Kennet .pdf
We're on the move
We're on the move
08 March 2017
We are moving! From 20th March our new office address will be: Avebury, Elcot Park, Elcot Lane Marlborough, SN8 2BG Tele 01672 512700
Burger & Beer Agri Environment Event
Burger & Beer Agri Environment Event
02 March 2017
Farmers, Foresters and Land Agents are invited to attend a free 'Burger and Beer' information event to find out how the 'Facilitation Fund' can help farmers. The event is supported by North Wessex Downs AONB and will be held at the Queen's Arms pub at East Garston. Click here to find out more.

The Countryside Stewardship (CS) facilitation fund is a Natural England scheme that supports people and organisations that bring farmers, foresters, and other land managers together to improve the local natural environment at a landscape scale. 
Funding is awarded to successful applications which show partnership and a collective approach across holdings. This scheme offers an uplift in points should you wish to enter or renew your agri-environment agreement. However you do not have to be in an agreement to participate.
The North Wessex Downs AONB is offering to support a group of new or existing land managers (farmers, foresters and/or others) - there is no obligation to sign up, just come and listen.
January Riverfly
January Riverfly
09 December 2016
The latest Riverfly data for January 2017.

Read the full Riverfly report for the month. [Read more]
Rain gardens, clean rivers and new leadership
Rain gardens, clean rivers and new leadership
11 November 2016
On Monday Action for the River Kennet held it's AGM.  Landscape Artchitect, Kevin Barton demonstrated how rain gardens in towns and villages can prevent river pollution and protect river flows.  There are many applications for these 'Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems' along the Kennet Valley to improve and protect our River.

Entomologist Dr Cyril Bennet explained the importance of understanding exactly the condition of our rivers today so that we can protect them for the future using the latest techniques in invertebrate monitoring. 

Click here for full Press Release on the ARK AGM 2016
Vote open NOW - vote for ARK!
Vote open NOW - vote for ARK!
21 October 2016
Voting is now open - vote for us and help us secure Aviva Community Funding. 

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