Action for the River Kennet (ARK) run weekly volunteer tasks throughout the year, in the river and on land. We work at a variety of locations on the Kennet and its tributaries. In March we’re in Marlborough, Minal and Newbury – see our Volunteer Programme for details. We have a great team of volunteers, many very regular but we also welcome occasional volunteers too. In March we are hedge planting at Stonebridge Wild River Reserve, litter picking as part of the Great British Spring Clean, making faggots (of the non edible kind) and continuing our Yellow Fish Campaign to highlight water pollution that can kill wildlife. Often the drains we see in the roads lead straight to the river.
If you’d like to meet new people, learn new skills, be outdoors and help care for your local river contact Anna [email protected]
ARK is a registered charity working to protect the River Kennet, 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.