Bulbourne Project nominated for another award!

The Box Moor Trust, in partnership with the Environment Agency and the Chiltern’s Chalk Stream Project are delighted to announce that the Bulbourne Project has been nominated for another national award. On Tuesday 30th April the winner of the 2019 UK River Prize will be announced in Liverpool. We will be up against strong competition from Devon, New Forest and the Scottish Highlands.

This will not be the first prize the Bulbourne Project has been in the running for. Last year, the project won awards from both the Wild Trout Trust and The Chartered Institute for Ecology & Environmental Management. In addition, the project was highly commended by the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

The purpose of the project was to restore a 1000m stretch of the Bulbourne between Fishery Road and Two Waters Road. The river in this location had been heavily modified in the past and was over-wide and lacking in features characteristic of a chalk stream.

The changes made to the river are now beginning to bed in. The banks have managed to regenerate which has improved the look of the river. Our river fly monitoring volunteer group has seen extremely positive results since the works have been carried out; they have seen a marked increase in the number, and range, of river fly on the sites at which large scale works have been undertaken. The project returned the River Bulbourne to a healthier, and more natural, state. To read more about our double award-winning project, click here: Bringing back the Bulbourne