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In the last month, the Environment Agency has announced two major public consultations to help come up with creative, ambitious and practical ways of protecting people, the natural world and our precious water assets.

This letter from the ColneCAN partnership written in July 2021 expresses concern about multiple pollution incidents and their lack of investigation.

The Environment Agency, Dacorum Borough Council and Affinity Water are sharing their latest plans to help restore the River Gade at Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead; a globally rare and valuable chalk stream.

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 @ChilternsCCC: A lovely section (from 34.45) on the #flowering strategies of #WaterCrowfoot in the #chalkstreams of southern England.…
ColneCAN RT @VerValleySoc: Out spreading the word about the #RiverVer and the #chalkstream crisis last night. Don't worry, the venue filled up and w…
ColneCAN RT @VerValleySoc: Our volunteers were out on the #RiverVer for a session removing rubbish and debris from a notoriously slow silty stretch.…

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.