Bringing Back the Bulbourne is an Award Winner!

The Box Moor Trust and  the Environment Agency are delighted to announce that on the evening of Wednesday 17th October, the ‘Bringing Back the Bulbourne’ Project won not one, but two awards!

Nancy Baume of the Environment Agency and Dennis Furnell of the Box Moor Trust collect the Medium Scale Project Conservation award from the Wild Trout Trust.

Dennis Furnell, the Box Moor Trust’s longest serving Trustee attended the Wild Trout Trust Awards ceremony at Mayfair’s Savile Club, alongside Nancy Baume from the Environment Agency, where they collected the 2017 conservation Award for a Medium Scale Project.

The ‘Bringing Back the Bulbourne’ Project was also acknowledged at the CPRE Hertfordshire Awards (Campaign for the Protection of Rural England), winning a Commended  Certificate.

The awards serve to highlight the work carried out on the Bulbourne, which, prior to the project taking place, was overly silty, straight and wide, and in no way characteristic of a Chalk Stream. The Project has since returned the Bulbourne to a more natural, sinuous state. We are already seeing evidence that the work carried out has had a positive impact on the local ecology.

The Box Moor Trust would like to thank all of those involved at the Environment Agency, in particular Nancy Baume and Jack Herriot, for all of their hard work and dedication over the course of the last few years. In addition, the Trust would also like to thank Allen Beechey of the Chilterns Chalk Stream Project for his help as well as our dedicated team of volunteers whose tireless work has been integral to the project.

Phase two the Project is due to start the week commencing November 6th 2017, and is due to last approximately a week.