Completed Projects

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

Minal river and community project

This ambitious project restored almost 1 km of chalk stream habitat, by reintroducing gravels to the river bed and restoring the bank profiles to create better marginal habitat and more diversity in the shape of the river channel.  At t...

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...