VCT Conservation Award

Recognising work to improve river habitats

This practical conservation award aimed to recognise the achievements of practitioners working on the rivers.

VCT Conservation Award 2023

VCT Conservation Award 2023

The VCT Conservation Award 2023 was awarded to Sarah CooneyThe recipient of the VCT award for Conservation in 2023 is Sarah Cooney. Sarah has a small stretch of the Bourne Rivulet running through her garden in Stoke.  There was a major flood event in 2014 in the...

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VCT Conservation Award 2022

VCT Conservation Award 2022

The VCT Conservation Award 2022 was awarded to Wessex Rivers Trust & Wild Trout Trust, for their Upper River Test River Restoration Project.The Wessex Rivers Trust and Wild Trout Trust were jointly recognised for a project aimed at significantly improving habitat...

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VCT Conservation Award 2021

VCT Conservation Award 2021

We were delighted to award Dennis Bright the VCT Conservation Award 2021, for his work in Barn Owl Conservation.Dennis Bright has always had a real interest in birds and nearly 30 years ago, when moving to Hampshire, he followed his life-long passion by volunteering...

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VCT Conservation Award 2019

VCT Conservation Award 2019

Angus Menzies was the proud winner of the 2019 VCT Conservation Award in recognition of his services to fresh water ecology, particularly through the  Riverfly Monitoring Initiative.Previous awards...

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VCT Conservation Award 2018

VCT Conservation Award 2018

The winner of the 2018 VCT Conservation Award was naturalist Tim Sykes who works tirelessly through his role with the Environment Agency.In his spare time, Tim works with many other organisations and people including Wildlife Trusts and educational establishments to...

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VCT Conservation Award 2017

VCT Conservation Award 2017

The first VCT Conservation Award was won by Aquascience in recognition of their work on the Tichborne Estate to redirect the river, creating 1km of pristine chalk stream. Aquascience carefully designed the restored channel, including profiles and gradients. They also...

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VCT Dissertation Award

VCT Dissertation Award 2022

VCT Dissertation Award 2022

The 2022 Dissertation Award was given to Victor Hyde who obtained a 1st in his BSc (Hons) Environmental Science degree at Bournemouth University.Victor's dissertation was entitled “An analysis and review of the monitoring and assessment of macronutrient pollution in...

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VCT Dissertation Award 2018

VCT Dissertation Award 2018

 As part of the charity’s continuing support of education , this year saw the first awards for the best Undergraduate / Masters Dissertations on research related to chalk streams.The winners were: Alex Kulczyk Sc. (Hons) Aquaculture and Fishery Management: Watercress...

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