The River Thame Conservation Trust was established in 2012 to preserve and enhance the terrestrial and aquatic life of the River Thame and its catchment.
We believe wholeheartedly in a Catchment Based Approach to maintaining and improving our river and its environment. The quality and beauty of the River Thame are not just about the river and its streams, but also the landscape in which it is set and the wealth of wildlife which exists here.
We want to actively involve local people in the conservation and improvement of the local catchment.
How are we going to achieve this?
Our approach has been to start very locally and build from a grassroots level. We have four main strategic aims which are all underpinned by a range of projects, individuals and work streams:
- Increase our understanding of the freshwater habitats and species of the Thame catchment and monitor changes in them
- Improve biodiversity by practical habitat works on the ground
- Improve water quality
- Improve knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the freshwater environment of the River Thame catchment and increase it recognition in local planning frameworks
We continue to build links across the whole of our catchment and at a wider local and national level, but intend to continue to grow organically from a sound base of local support.