Waterbodies covered


We organise volunteer days along River Churn to improve the riparian habitat and protect the banks from erosion (e.g. river fencing and vegetation management). Focusing on the development of social prescribing and support for adults to get back into work through the development of skills.


Actions Taken

Two stretches of river have been restored with improved habitat and sources of sedimentation removed. Local volunteers engaged and social prescribing opportunities with the NHS explored, created working relationships with adult groups who now can direct clients to the environmental volunteering opportunities available locally.

The following film showcases some of this work:


This project was funded by the Rivers and Wetlands Community days initiative which is sponsored by Thames Water and led by the Wild Trout Trust, Environment Agency and Angling Trust.

Other Partners on this project are Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Cotswold Water Park Trust, Gloucestershire Rural Community Council, Countryside and Community Research Institute and Environment Agency.

For any questions regarding this project, please contact the FWAG SW (Gloucestershire team) on 01666 503668.



To read more about the various projects within the Upper Thames Catchment Partnership, click here.