17 July 2019
Chalk streams are a facing a fight for survival. A combination of climate change and over abstraction to supply our ever-rising demand for water has left local chalk streams in a dire state. The Chilterns Chalk Streams Project is calling on all those who care about these precious but fragile rivers to act now to highlight their plight and call on government to take action. Find out how you can help...
07 June 2019
Following three consecutive dry years across much of Britain, river levels and groundwater supplies are now in such a depleted state in the water stressed South East that wildlife organisations and river groups have issued a joint call for the Government and Water Companies to introduce hosepipe bans and other water restrictions immediately to avert fish kills and longer term environmental damage.
31 January 2019
From new faces to dog steps and a vital water observatory project, find out what the Chilterns Chalk Stream Project team have been busy doing..
06 July 2018
Water companies supplying the Chilterns area have appealed to customers to save water as the heatwave drives demand to record high levels, putting pressure on water supplies and the environment.
30 November 2017
Concerns are growing for the health of the Chilterns chalk streams as low groundwater levels leave long sections of river high and dry.
18 October 2017
A Project to restore part of the River Bulbourne to its former glory won a prestigious Conservation Award this week.
27 January 2017
10 October 2016
04 October 2016
21 June 2016
03 March 2016
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.
21 May 2015
Work will take place at Funges Meadow and Bourne End
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.
29 August 2014
25 June 2014
28 February 2014
Record levels of rainfall means sewer networks are struggling to cope and our local chalk streams are suffering as a result.
12 November 2013
The 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.
06 September 2013
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.
23 July 2013
31 May 2013
21 February 2013
Many Chilterns streams are flowing better than they have for years
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.
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.
13 July 2012
21 May 2012
Revive the Wye volunteers make a worrying discovery in the River Wye.
30 March 2012
Brook lamprey (Lampetra planeri) have been filmed for the first time, spawning in the River Chess this week.
21 February 2012
The official announcement of drought has led to increased fears for the state of the Chilterns' chalk streams.
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.