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The poor state of our local rivers has had exposure in the media, but we need to move the conversation on to examine the detail of the causes and importantly to what solutions are being implemented to reverse this decline.

Together with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust the Chiltern Chalkstreams project have published their first ever annual riverfly newsletter.

Harefield was the focus of media attention last week with representatives from BBC London News Channel4 News and Reuters all gathered to see the polluted River Colne. 

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

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.