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Drought is wake up call
Drought is wake up call
04 August 2022
The current hot weather in Wiltshire and Berkshire should serve as a warning sign that our use of water needs wholescale change. Read full press statement here.
Local MP calls for reduction in sewage pollution
Local MP calls for reduction in sewage pollution
14 June 2022
In parliament last week Danny Kruger MP joined a debate lasting more than two hours calling for the water industry regulator OFWAT to do more to stop sewage pollution. Full press release here
Eel project highlights the value of citizen science
Eel project highlights the value of citizen science
22 March 2022
An environmental project, piloted by Action for the River Kennet (ARK), has discovered that there are many more barriers in rivers than scientists thought. This is bad news for the critically endangered European eel in our rivers. To read our press release click here

Free rain garden workshops
Free rain garden workshops
08 March 2022
Action for the River Kennet (ARK) have teamed up with Ramsbury based garden designer Wendy Allen to offer free courses demonstrating how to build rain gardens and rain planters at home. Creating a rain garden is practical way to make a positive difference to the environment and with Spring just around the corner there’s no better time to learn how. Click here for more details

ARK is welcoming the prioritisation of the environment  in Defra's latest Strategic Policy Statement for Ofwat...
ARK is welcoming the prioritisation of the environment in Defra's latest Strategic Policy Statement for Ofwat...
02 February 2022
Action for the River Kennet (ARK) is welcoming the prioritisation of the environment for the first time in Defra’s latest Strategic Policy Statement for Ofwat, but wants to see more ambition.
To read our press release click here.
Hope for more protection from sewage pollution
Hope for more protection from sewage pollution
28 October 2021
A new government announcement offers hope for the rivers in the Kennet catchment, which are at the forefront of the problem of sewage being disharged into our rivers Read press release here.
Why we can afford to fix our broken sewers
Why we can afford to fix our broken sewers
26 October 2021
Why we can afford to fix our broken sewage network, a great summary from The Rivers Trust here. 
Disappointment as MPs reject rules to reduce sewage pollution
Disappointment as MPs reject rules to reduce sewage pollution
25 October 2021
Last week MPs narrowly voted to reject new rules that would reduce sewage pollution in our rivers. Read full ARK statement here.
Action for the River Kennet - AGM 2021
Action for the River Kennet - AGM 2021
26 August 2021
Action for the River Kennet will be holding their AGM on Saturday 11 September at 5pm. Read full press release here.
New Sparkling Streams project provides opportunities for local people to improve their rivers
New Sparkling Streams project provides opportunities for local people to improve their rivers
24 May 2021
Work on an exciting new partnership project on the Rivers Dun, Shalbourne and Kennet begins this month, with opportunities for people to get involved. Read full press release.