Candover Stream – Watercress and Winterbournes project

The Candover Stream, a winterbourne which runs through the Candover Valley during the early months of the year following winter rainfalls, is part of a study programme of the chalk streams in Hampshire.  The programme was conceived and initiated by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust two years ago and a programme of studies is being carried out on several rivers and streams in central Hampshire.

5 October 2020 

Update from Maggie Shelton, the Community Catchments Officer of the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust;

News this month:
  • We have been scoping our plans for removing invasive non-native species (INNS) and planning next Spring’s activities with neighbours and landowners
  • In a small safe group we have removed a large amount of monkey flower
  • We have been identifying opportunities for managing land for nature and people
  • Community champions have been talking about Watercress and Winterbournes and getting their neighbours to join the conversation
  • We have been recruiting Scheme staff (and are nearly at our full complement!)
  • Volunteers have continued to carry out riverfly monitoring in our chalk streams
  • Chalk stream champions and interested audiences have joined our popular Zoom training events and have asked some thought provoking questions in the Q&A sessions.
If you would like to speak to us about the scheme in more detail, please do get in touch by phone or email.

Maggie.Shelton@hiwwt.org.uk
01489 774428
07741 572366
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Beechcroft House, Vicarage Lane, Curdridge, Hampshire SO32 2DP

 

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