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Gravel cleaning on the River Kennet, Action for the River Kennet

Gravel cleaning on the River Kennet, Action for the River Kennet

Gravel cleaning on the River Kennet, Action for the River Kennet

Nr Burghfield, Reading

An opportunity to spend a day cleaning the gravel on the river bed using specialised machinery, working alongside a fishery manager. Equipment and waders provided. Numbers strictly limited.

The reason we clean gravel is to wash out accumulated fine sediments, leaving space between the gravel so that fish can use it to lay eggs in. Without gravel cleaning, the fish are either prevented from finding suitable spawning sites, or the eggs are laid but suffocate. By helping with this task you’ll be boosting the fish populations on the Kennet.

This will run from 10am to 2pm, booking is essential. Please email linda@riverkennet.org to book and meeting details.

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