If you have a few hours to spare and would like to get involved in looking after the rivers, streams and canal in the Kennet catchment there are several ways you can join in.
ARK run regular volunteering sessions in and by the river. Tasks run throughout the catchment including Marlborough, Hungerford, Newbury and Reading.
Activities include riverbank restoration, planting, in-stream habitat improvements and maintenance, and litter picking.
Canal & River Trust
Whether you want to become a volunteer lock keeper, help wildlife, learn more about canal heritage or take on more of an office-based role, there’s bound to be an opportunity at the Canal & River Trust to suit you. As one of the newest charities in England and Wales, we’re holding a huge volunteer campaign to help us meet our important aims. There’s never been a better time to get involved!
Kennet & Avon Canal Trust
We need volunteers to continue our vital work along the 87 mile Kennet & Avon. We are entering a new phase of restoration, embarking on an ambitious programme of works valued at around £5m, and more volunteers would help us achieve that goal.
West Berkshire Countryside Society (WBCS)
We have a group of volunteers, (the Pang Valley Conservation Group), who provide practical work for the WBCS and also support the conservation work of West Berkshire Council and the local Parish Councils.