25th Anniversary of the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project
The Chiltern Chalk Streams Project has reached a big milestone – 2022 is the project’s 25th anniversary. Here’s a look ahead to what 2022 holds for this longstanding project dedicated to protecting and enhancing these these rare and special threatened habitats in the Chilterns.
A New Team Lead on Research:
For the first time, the CCSP has a member of staff leading on research activities. We are delighted to be joined by Professor Kate Heppell, who has joined the CCSP staff team on secondment from Queen Mary University of London.
Kate will be making a baseline assessment of the health of the River Chess, and developing a monitoring plan to assess the impact of the River Chess Smarter Water Catchment Initiative. This will include new citizen science initiatives, so there will be an opportunity for interested volunteers to contribute.
As part of plans to mark 25 years of the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project, Prof. Heppell will also be developing a State of the Environment report for the Chiltern Streams, and assessing the achievements made over the lifetime of the project.