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Watlington Environment Group – A review and look ahead
29th November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Watlington Town Hall on Friday November 29th at 8pm
Watlington Environment Group began a Watercourses Project in 2013, with the aim of better understanding, protecting and enhancing the town’s streams, ponds and springs. Watlington is located at the source of the Chalgrove Brook in South Oxfordshire, which feeds into the Thame at Chiselhampton, and for its first few miles has the characteristics of a chalk stream. Watlington itself has a small population of brown trout, albeit a rather vulnerable one.
Over its six years, the project has gained a good understanding of how the seasonal and year-to-year fluctuations in flow are governed; delivered or facilitated significant habitat enhancements in conjunction with the RTCT, EA and others; sought to reduce the threats to the stream environment from carelessness and abuse; and generally raised awareness of this overlooked precious resource on our doorstep.
A talk in Watlington Town Hall on Friday November 29th at 8pm will summarise the findings and achievements so far – the highs and the lows – and set out some ideas for the future. Some initiatives further downstream will also be mentioned, and the talk may just provide ideas and inspiration for other communities across the catchment to begin their own projects.
All welcome, admission £3 for non-members. More details at www.watlington-environment-group.org.uk