December 2020

Thames Rivers Trust receives grant of £250k from the Green Recovery Challenge Fund

Our Thames Catchment Community Eels Project is one of the first environmental projects awarded a grant from the government’s £80 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

Thames Catchment Community Eels project is a partnership, led by Thames Rivers Trust in partnership with Action for the River Kennet, South East Rivers Trust and Thames21. We are building a collaborative partnership to aid the long-term survival of the European eel, working closely with the Zoological Society of London and Thames Estuary Partnership. Through training and citizen science monitoring and development of a new surveying methodology we will be collecting and analysing robust data, to be used for strategic decisions for future eel projects. Together with education and engagement with communities we are raising the profile of this Critically Endangered fish.

This project is funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.

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Thames Catchment Community Eels Project

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