Anna Forbes co-ordinates and manages the volunteers for practical conservation and restoration projects for Action for the River Kennet.

Action for the River Kennet is the Rivers Trust for the Kennet Catchment and the Pang Catchment 

The River Kennet is one of England’s most important chalk streams. Some 45 miles long, it is the largest tributary of the Thames and in summer months contributes up to half its flow.

It runs through the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty and passes by some of Britain’s most important prehistoric sites, including the World Heritage Site of stone circles and avenue at Avebury and Silbury Hill, before flowing through Marlborough, Hungerford, Newbury and Reading, where it joins the River Thames.

The Kennet has numerous tributaries including the rivers Lambourn, Enborne, Og and Foudry Brook.

Action for the River Kennet is a group of people who care about the Rivers Kennet and Pang and their tributaries.

They are catchment hosts for the Kennet Catchment Partnership and joint hosts for the South Chilterns Catchment Partnership.

ARK is a membership organisation and their members include local people who enjoy having a healthy river as part of their living environment; tourists and visitors who enjoy walking by and fishing in the Kennet; and environmentalists who want to see a valuable chalk stream protected.

They have a strong volunteer team who monitor the health of the river and, working alongside a project officer, take practical action to improve and restore habitats.

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