The VCT Conservation Award 2022 was awarded to Wessex Rivers Trust & Wild Trout Trust, for their Upper River Test River Restoration Project.
Mike Blackmore, Nick Lawrence, Gail Taylor, Lady Wakeham

The Wessex Rivers Trust and Wild Trout Trust were jointly recognised for a project aimed at significantly improving habitat of a stretch of the river through a fishery on the River Test, which had significant deposition of fine sediment and limited submerged weed growth.

The Wild Trout Trust designed and proposed the restoration project aimed at improving conditions suitable for water crowfoot and other submerged macrophytes, marginal wetland plants and freshwater invertebrates, whilst also improving fish passage and habitat for all life-stages of wild trout and grayling.

Previous awards…

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 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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