Completed Projects

Some recently completed projects to improve the rivers’ ecology are listed below.

Stonebridge Wild River Reserve

The Stonebridge Lane chalk stream habitat restoration project was an opportunity to improve a stretch of chalk stream on the eastern outskirts of the market town of Marlborough. The project aims were: 1. Create a chalk stream ‘demonstr...

Durnsford Mill & Minal River Projects

ARK has been working with partners to improve the habitat of the River Kennet through Minal (Mildenhall) near Marlborough. The project ran in two phases. The first phase, funded by Natural England, is complete, and the second phase, fund...

Marlborough College Fishery

A project beneficial to brown trout, grayling and bullhead, this involved modifications to a weir alongside habitat restoration. The weir has been modified to make it passable by fish and to reduce impoundment upstream. Student have bee...

Marlborough Fish Pass – Phase 1

In October 2012 we built a fish pass just upstream of the bridge between Kennet Place and Town Mill in Marlborough to enable fish to swim up and down the river and repopulate the river towards Manton, Clatford, West Overton and above.  ...

Reading: Fobney Island

Fobney Island, in Reading is being transformed into a wetland haven for nature thanks to a £500,000 facelift. The Environment Agency led phase of conservation works will soon be complete on Fobney Island, Reading. This partnership proje...