Chalk Streams and Wetland Meadows Project – Update February 2022
Back in July, the Chilterns Conservation Board and The Chiltern Society secured £294,000 from the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund for the Chalk Streams and Wetland Meadows Project. Here’s an update on work so far by the two new project officers, based at the Chiltern Society.
An Update from Laura Silverstone, Education & Engagement Officer, Chalk Streams & Wetland Meadows Project
The Chess Valley walk project is well underway with lots of discussions and designing behind the scene.
A Visitor survey was carried out highlighting what issues people have along the route, which sections are used the most and what people love about the walk. Path restoration is being planned, with work being done in some sections imminently. We will also shortly have a new logo for the Chess Valley Walk to share.
We have been working hard at strengthening relationships with schools along the route through the Trout in Classroom programme – where children from 11 schools across the Chilterns have been be looking after young brown trout fry before releasing them into their local chalk stream, all the while learning about Chalk stream habitats and their wildlife.
An Update from Adrian Porter, Rivers Officer, Chalk Streams & Wetland Meadows Project:
A chalk stream, far-reaching valley views, a tucked-away Manor House and the mewing of red kites for company on this circular Chess Valley walk.
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