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The Environment Agency are consulting on whether new areas should be classified as water stressed.

The Lower Colne Catchment Floating Pennywort Removal Project aims to reduce the amount of this very successful invasive species in the river Colne. After promising progress in 2019, Covid 19 restrictions led to setbacks in 2020. The project is at a crossroads, this article explains why and how it was set up, its very valuable initial progress and how it can get back on track and in control of Floating pennywort again.

The River Chess Story Map is a new website created by ChessWatch headed by the School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London.

Catchment areas of the River Colne

River Chess Colne Valley Park North Colne Valley Park South Rivers Gade and Bulbourne Rivers Misbourne and Alderbourne Rivers Pinn, Ash, Duke of Northumberland and Longford Upper Colne and tributaries River Ver

ColneCAN RT @RiverChess: Sustainable Chesham are hosting an online Community Assembly on 2nd March to discuss the many issues surrounding water in C…
ColneCAN RT @Thames21: Want to be able to identify the vital signs of a river & understand how to ‘health check’ your local river? Join our river Pi…
ColneCAN RT @RiverChess: Virtual ‘Ask a Scientist’ Event on the River Chess On Weds 17th February (20:00-21:30) we will be hosting an online ‘Ask…

Roll over the map to highlight the individual catchments, click to visit the action plan for that catchment.

You can help in many ways: from saving water at home to more hands-on practical work with the rivers themselves. You may also have ideas about new or existing projects – we would like to hear them!

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.