The Chilterns Conservation Board was delighted to join with Thames Water, the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project, the River Chess Association and other partners to launch a new £3 million project for protecting and enhancing the River Chess.
The project involves a 10-year commitment to improve biodiversity, water quality and community involvement. It will bring together organisations, community groups and residents from across the region to help secure a brighter future for the River Chess and other rivers in the area.
The project will also aim to improve local access to the river, create school programmes and provide new volunteering opportunities. Working with schools will provide pupils with a valuable insight into water-related issues and sustainability education, and will help ensure that the community can benefit from these special rivers.