THE FRIENDS OF THE RIVER SHEP
Preserving a small chalk stream in South Cambridgeshire
THE RIVER SHEP AND FORSHEP
The River Shep is a small chalk stream that rises from springs at the RSPB Fowlmere nature reserve. It then flows north through Shepreth village to join the River Rhee (also called the River Cam) at Barrington.
Footpaths take walkers along the river, where you can see fish, water plants and invertebrates through the clear water. Over many years, volunteers from the Friends of the River Shep have improved the river for all villagers and visitors to enjoy.
The Friends of the River Shep (ForShep) was set up in April 1999 to safeguard the River Shep from the pressures of modern life. It emerged out of a village meeting, which decried the state of the river and the lack of wildlife. The formation of this society represents a real effort by local people to conserve their local environment.
The group has worked closely with local conservation groups, with South Cambridgeshire District Council, and the Environment Agency.
We value everybody’s support whether they take an active part in the management of the river or not. ForShep is a voluntary conservation group. Membership is by household. The group has over 90 household memberships.We hope that members will enjoy one or more of the events arranged throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a member, please feel free to download our membership form.
Members receive occasional newsletters and are invited to various events throughout the year. If you would like to join us please email email@example.com
A LITTTE MORE ABOUT US
Here you can download resources, and read more about our aim and achievements
The best way to keep up to date is to join our Facebook Group - just search for "Friends of the River Shep" in Facebook, and ask to join the group
PICTURES FROM ALONG THE RIVER SHEP
The Shep from the footbridge Fowlmere
Water Forget-me-not on the Shep
Water Crowfoot flowers in the Shep
Trout in the Shep at Fowlmere
The Manor Farm stretch of the Shep
Sign to the Shep near the Green Man pub
Marsh Marigold on Manor Farm stretch
A trout in the River Shep
Volunteers at Boot Lane
Shepreth Mill Race
Shepreth Mill Bridge
Heidi Allen MP with ForShep Volunteers
Shepreth Mill House
Reed cutting on the Shep at Fowlmere
The How Moor Stretch of the Shep