The Wessex Chalk Stream & Rivers Trust (WCSRT) is an environmental charity dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the fragile and globally important chalk-based ecosystems of rivers in the Wessex region.

About Us

The Wessex Chalk Stream & Rivers Trust (WCSRT) is an environmental charity dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the fragile and globally important chalk-based ecosystems of rivers in the Wessex region.

About Us

The Wessex Chalk Stream & Rivers Trust (WCSRT) is an environmental charity dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the fragile and globally important chalk-based ecosystems of rivers in the Wessex region.

About Us

The Wessex Chalk Stream & Rivers Trust (WCSRT) is an environmental charity dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the fragile and globally important chalk-based ecosystems of rivers in the Wessex region.

About Us

What We Do


Science

We use science to make sound environmental decisions.

Habitat Restoration

We restore habitats for fish and wider biodiversity.

Catchment Management

We help address wider water quality issues facing our catchments.

Education

We engage with schools and communities to raise public awareness of chalk streams.

Our Latest News & Events


Opening up the Dun for fish movement

11 January 2018

Good progress is being made with the fish passage improvement project currently being delivered on the River Dun, enabling fish to navigate past two historic mills that are recognised as complete obstructions to fish. The project is being delivered in collaboration with the Environment Agency (EA) and landowners on the River Dun.

River Till receives a restoration boost

11 January 2018

In autumn 2017, the Wilton Fly Fishing Club (WFFC), Wessex Chalk Stream & Rivers Trust (WCSRT), Wild Trout Trust (WTT) and a number of local landowners joined forces on the latest phase of the River Avon Restoration Project (RARP) on the River Till near Stapleford.

Analysis of Meon riverfly samples under way

11 January 2018

The Meon Catchment Invertebrate Fingerprinting (CIF) study is nearing its completion with the autumn 2017 samples collected at the beginning of October by our Scientific Officer Jon Bass alongside Rupert Kelton and the South Downs National Park Authority volunteers.

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You can help your local river by making a donation to support the work of the Wessex Chalk Stream & Rivers Trust.

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