We have had a very exciting few weeks as an increasing workload has meant that we have able to take on two new recruits, Alec Richardson as Education and Community Officer and Simon Hunter as a Project Manager!


Alec Richardson has spent nine year as a Secondary School Science teacher working in a variety of education and leadership roles in the State Sector. More recently he has been employed in Water Quality and Environmental Management at Bristol Water on a range of projects. As a graduate in Ecology, riverboat captain and former volunteer with BART he has passion for improving our river systems and the natural environment. Alec joins our team as Education & Community Officer.


Simon has a BSc Geography and MPhil with a strong focus on Applied Fluvial Geomorphology and Ecosystem Services. Simon has spent his career to date developing and delivering river, wetland and coastal restoration throughout the UK and overseas for various design and build consultancies. Simon has developed a comprehensive multi-disciplinary understanding across various disciplines including fluvial geomorphology, bio-engineering, land drainage, flood-risk, fisheries, local habitat requirements, protected species and designated sites. Simon is a Project Manager for BART, leading the development, funding and implementation of BART projects including technical restoration design for catchment-wide enhancement measures – starting on our ongoing Wellow and Cam initiative.


You can read more about the rest of the team here.

Welcome to our new team members, we look forward to working with you to delivering a greater number of river restoration projects into the future!