In previous years the tools/waders used by the Revive the Wye (RTW) conservation volunteers have been provided on an event–by–event basis by the various RTW partners (including Chiltern Rangers, Wycombe District Council, the Environment Agency, Wycombe Wildlife Group and, in the early days, the Chiltern Society). This has often involved the logistical challenges of collecting tools from several locations and transporting them to and from the conservation event sites.
We have got to the stage now where the RTW Steering Group has decided that the Partnership needs to have its own tools to overcome the various logistical issues and also problems with the condition and limited sizes of some of the borrowed kit (e.g. waders).
We have raised £2200 from the Chiltern Chalk Streams Project, Chiltern Society, High Wycombe Society and Wycombe Wildlife Group and procured the new tools.The Chiltern Rangers have kindly agreed to allow RTW use of their premises for storing kit, which will be a great help.
A handover event is planned for the afternoon of Wednesday 29 April 2015 alongside the main River Wye stream on the north side of King’s Mead. (See Event calendar for details)