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


Research & Monitoring

We use science to make sound environmental decisions.

River 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


Jon Bass Receives 2019 River Champion Award from the RRC

2 May 2019

Earlier this week, Jon Bass, the Trust’s voluntary Scientific Officer received a very much deserved River Champion Award at the Annual River Restoration Conference in Liverpool. Jon received this award for his ongoing contribution to the work of the Trust.

WCSRT welcomes new staff

26 April 2019

In recent months, we have been on a recruitment spree to hire a number of professionals that will help the Trust deliver many bold and innovative projects in the years to come. We are excited to announce that the following people are joining the team: Mike Blackmore - pictured above - as Head of Project Delivery, Ed Eley as Project Officer and Monica Howard as Finance Officer.

Wild and Wonderful Family Day

4 April 2019

On Thursday 11 April 2019, WCSRT will be taking part in the Wild and Wonderful Family Day in Whitchurch, which has a truly heart-warming topic: caring for animals. Our animal of choice will be the Atlantic salmon and there’ll be various family-friendly activities and crafts on offer focussed on salmon anatomy, life cycle and habitats. Come along and join us on our salmon adventure! 

Support Us

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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