Westcountry Rivers

Bring Water to Life. Rivers inspire & sustain us in our lives. They are steeped in history & are key to our future, but they are too often overlooked. Currently, only 14% of UK rivers reach Good Ecological Status….

You can help Westcountry rivers bring water to life...

We are not always aware of it, but the natural world we live in sustains us all as we live our lives. Spending time in the natural world; breathing fresh air, watching light reflected on water or experiencing the joy that comes from spending a moment among wildlife, makes us happier, healthier and perhaps more prosperous as well.

Discover your river...

Find your local Westcountry River and find out all the latest news, upcoming events, activities, wildlife diaries, local produce and other ways you can enjoy it – join the growing community of river lovers who are looking after your local river.

Get involved...

Find out how you can get involved with your local river – whether it’s becoming a river scientist, doing a river walk or volunteering for a river clean-up…there are loads of ways for you to help us do our work.

Learn about rivers...

To secure the future health of our natural heritage and all of the benefits it will provide, we all need to learn
about the vital role rivers play in all of our lives and the best way to keep them healthy for people and wildlife.

Latest news from the riverbank

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary year…with chutney

What an exciting start to our 25th anniversary year as food producer Otter Vale chooses to support us as part of their own 40th year in business celebration.For every jar and tub of Devon Chutney you buy this year, they will share a donation between us and Devon Air...

read more

Woodlands – Water – Fisheries Workshop

Reflecting on the wooded nature of the Walkham Catchment, together with its importance as a salmonid fishery and National Flood Management (NFM), we held a woodlands, water and fisheries workshop to engage and bring together all relevant stakeholders to exchange...

read more

Water For Growth: Habitat Work

Removal of barriers to fish migration forms the greatest part of Water For Growth (W4G) but getting fish up to poor spawning grounds or unhealthy juvenile habitat would be a wasted effort so a program of rehabilitation of these areas has been employed to...

read more

Learn about the work of Westcountry Rivers Trust

We are a charity working to restore and protect the rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal areas for the benefit of people, wildlife and the local economy. By working with local communities, businesses and other environmental organisations we work to bring our lost and forgotten rivers back to life so that they can once again play their vital role in all of our lives.

Our European Funded Projects

Our funding comes from numerous sources, here are our projects funded by the Europen Union.

@WestcountryRT Posts

Westcountry Rivers Bring Water to Life

Sign-up for newsletter