Our Finest Dour is a project which aims to raise awareness of the River Dour in Dover. The Dour contains rare chalk stream habitat and is home to many exciting species such as brown trout, kingfisher and grey wagtail.
The three-year project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Through establishing sustainable initiatives, the project aims to ensure public engagement with the river continues after this date.
So far, the project has set up riverfly monitoring on the Dour, provided training for volunteers, funded river cleans, delivered free activities to the public, engaged local schools and created a learning space – The River Dour Centre – in the heart of Dover.
Within the wider area around the centre The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership was established with the aim of conserving and enhancing the unique coastal and rural areas.