Ewelme Brook Community Project

A Ewelme Brook group formed, including local parish councillors and members of Benson Nature Group to develop a co-ordinated approach to the restoration and management of the brook. This group began to write a management plan and also arranged for the Wild Trout Trust to conduct a walkover survey and provide some general management recommendations.

Supporting Local Communities

To support this project the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project secured £5k from the Green Recovery Challenge Fund to:

  • Complete small scale river restoration projects at publicly accessible sites. These are intended to be demonstration sites that may help to engage other landowners
  • Produce a management advice leaflet for people who have the brook in their garden
  • Run community events and work with local schools

We also intend to commission a more detailed whole brook restoration plan. This will identify future projects, providing a plan for next steps and a focus for fundraising.

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