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Restoring the River Bulbourne

27 January 2017

Bulbourne at Box MoorA major project to restore a section of the R. Bulbourne in Hertfordshire has just been completed by the Environment Agency and partners.

Learn how to check a river's health

10 October 2016

Reviving the Wye in High Wycombe

04 October 2016

Over 200 volunteers including many young people helped make the River Wye a much better home for wildlife in High Wycombe

School releases trout into the Wye

21 June 2016

Brown TroutPupils from St. Paul's School, Wooburn Green released baby brown trout into the the River Wye last Thursday as part of the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project's highly successful Trout in the Classroom programme.

Environment Agency fisheries news

03 March 2016

EA fisheries newsletterFind out about fishy news from around the Colne catchment

River Wye Rebourne

24 February 2016

A project to restore precious chalk stream habitat along a section of the R. Wye at Bourne End, in Buckinghamshire was successfully completed last week.

£7,500 for habitat improvements on Wye

21 May 2015

Work will take place at Funges Meadow and Bourne End

Conservation group gears up to Revive the Wye

11 May 2015

Work of Revive the Wye's conservation volunteers received a boost this week with a range of new equipment funded by local environmental groups.

Goodbye to concrete straitjacket

29 August 2014

Trainees learn how to monitor riverflies

25 June 2014

Local groups will be able to keep a close eye on the health of Chilterns' rivers

Sewage pollution hits chalk streams

28 February 2014

Record levels of rainfall means sewer networks are struggling to cope and our local chalk streams are suffering as a result.

New advice for Chess Valley landowners

12 November 2013

Chess advice leafletThe Chilterns Chalk Streams Project has released the latest in a series of leaflets giving advice to landowners on how to manage rivers and riparian land. 

 

 

 

 

Chilterns shows how to reverse Ratty's decline

06 September 2013

Plans to restore chalk stream flows need your help to become reality

01 August 2013

A local water company plans to reduce the amount of groundwater it takes to improve flows in the Chilterns rivers and is seeking support from customers to make it happen.

 

Chalk Streams Project wins national award

23 July 2013

More protection for chalk streams demanded

31 May 2013

Streams springing to life

21 February 2013

Many Chilterns streams are flowing better than they have for years

Winter rains bring life to dry streams

04 December 2012

While heavy rain in October and November caused flooding to many parts of the country, it has helped two Chilterns chalk streams to start flowing again.

Love Your River visits the Chess

15 October 2012

The Chilterns Chalk Streams Project Officer, Allen Beechey, today met with double Olympic gold medal-winning rower James Cracknell and Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon to highlight the plight of the area’s chalk streams.

Misbourne restored to natural stream

13 July 2012

A section of the River Misbourne near Great Missenden has been restored to a more natural chalk stream habitat

Revive the Wye finds unexploded bomb in local river

21 May 2012

Revive the Wye volunteers make a worrying discovery in the River Wye.

Brook Lamprey filmed spawning in the River Chess

30 March 2012

Brook lamprey (Lampetra planeri) have been filmed for the first time, spawning in the River Chess this week. 

Drought leads to fears for local rivers

21 February 2012

The official announcement of drought has led to increased fears for the state of the Chilterns' chalk streams.

River Wye benefits from habitat enhancement project

09 November 2011

The Chilterns Chalk Streams Project has teamed up with the Environment Agency, Wild Trout Trust and volunteers to carry out a river habitat enhancement scheme on a tributary of the R. Wye in Loudwater.

Drought

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