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 encouraged excavator drivers to be inventive and create varied batters for a more natural finish.

VCT Conservation Award 2017

The Tichborne river restoration project, on the Cheriton Stream, was one of the most challenging and diverse of its kind ever to be conceived, designed and delivered by Aquascience.

The result was 825m of restored or revived chalk stream habitat. You can learn more about the project here.

A beautiful glass award depicting a chalk stream was presented to Jon Milliken, Managing Director of Aquascience, at the Chalk Stream Headwaters Forum in November 2017 together with a cheque for £1,000.

Further awards…

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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