Our Work

A tremendous quantity of work is going on in the Kennet Catchment to bring it to Good Ecological Status.

The map shows projects which are current and completed, including some where we are actively looking for partners and volunteers to get involved.

Love the Lambourn

The River Lambourn is a SSSI chalk stream in ‘Unfavourable, recovering’ condition and is a significant tributary of the Kennet. This urban and public stretch of the Lambourn, in the heart of Newbury, Berkshire is in need of a range o...

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Sparkling Streams

Action for the River Kennet (ARK) worked with North Wessex Downs AONB, Hungerford Town and Manor and the Southern Streams Farmer Group on the Sparkling Streams project.   Background The Sparkling Streams Project took a catchment based a...

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Thames Catchment Community Eels Project

    ARK have been working on this project in partnership with Thames Rivers Trust, South East Rivers Trust and Thames21 to help the long-term survival of the European eel. The rivers in the Thames catchment (including the Kennet a...

Making a rain planter

Rain garden workshops

Make a rain water planter In this practical morning workshop, you will discover how to: Choose a container and a position for a rain planter Fit a downpipe diverter onto a downpipe and correctly install a water butt, allowing it to overf...

The Southern Streams

The Southern Streams project advises farmers on the best ways to farm without damaging the river environment and helps them to apply for grants to fix and prevent problems....

Team Stream Restoration

Our team of volunteers made up of members of the community worked together to reduce further erosion of the riverbank creating a more natural river corridor...