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Chalk Streams Project

Led by the Chilterns Conservation Board, the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project is a partnership of statutory agencies, local authorities and voluntary bodies committed to conserving the chalk stream environment.

The Chalk Streams Project aims to conserve and enhance all major chalk streams in the Chilterns AONB and to encourage enjoyment and understanding of them. The Project achieves these aims by:

  • Raising awareness of the importance of chalk streams and the need to conserve them
  • Providing management advice on riverside management
  • Practical conservation to improve the streams for wildlife
  • Carrying out surveys to assess the quality of wildlife habitats and locate rare species
  • Providing education resources for schools to help children understand the chalk stream environment
  • Improving physical access to the streams where appropriate, and providing information about their special qualities

(follow the links above to see examples of the Project's work).

The Chilterns Chalk Streams Project partners are:

  • Chilterns Conservation Board
  • Affinity Water
  • Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Chiltern District Council
  • Chiltern Society
  • Environment Agency
  • Thames Water
  • The Wildlife Trusts

Education pack

The Project has produced an education pack for schools on the special features, wildlife and history of Chilterns chalk streams. The pack is currently being revised and will be made available online shortly. For more information on this project please contact the Chilterns Conservation Board.

Annual Review

Read the latest annual review from the Project:

Chilterns Chalk Streams Project Annual Review 2018-19

R. Wye at Desborough

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