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.
These places inspire and sustain us, they make us happier and healthier. They are steeped in history and they hold the key to all of our futures, but they are too often overlooked and so we need to celebrate them, promote them and protect them. Rivers bring water to life.
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.
We 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.
Today there is little doubt that human activities since the Industrial Revolution have been leading to a warming of the planet. In the UK, not only will this affect temperatures, but rainfall will be altered within our changing climate. Four of the five wettest years...
Earlier in the year Lewannick Primary School in conjunction with Westcountry Rivers Trust secured a Partnership Grant from The Royal Society. Partnership Grants fund up to £3000 for science, technology, engineering or mathematics projects supported by teachers and...
Growing up on a livestock farm on Bodmin Moor helps Hazel Kendall understand the many pressures that farmers are under, which she says is crucial to her role as Head of Land Management at the Westcountry Rivers Trust. Hazel works with farmers to help them protect...