Kevin became the first Chairman of the Aire Rivers Trust on the formation of the Trust in 2011. He retired as Chairman in March 2015 and continues as an active trustee and director.
He has been interested in improving the Aire since he first observed the grossly polluted river at Apperley Bridge in 1960. Since 2003, following huge improvements in water quality, he has concentrated on improving fish passage in the river.
Kevin is proud of having played a substantial part in the return of barbel to the Aire and also to the opening of the fish passes at Fleet and Lemonroyd, instigating Yorkshire Water’s Rodley fish pass project and the removal of the Newlay Lower weir. He was also a key member of the ART team which obtained the funding and supervised the construction of ART’s fish passes at St Ann’s Mills and Burley Mills in Kirkstall. He continues to look for other fish passage improvement opportunities.
Kevin’s major ambition and objective is to see the natural return of all species of migratory fish to the various reaches of the River Aire.