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.
Puns provide the opportunity to exercise that dry sense of humour developed by growing up with a father from the North East. Therefore, it delights me to say that my first weeks working for the Westcountry River Trust (WRT) was like being thrown in at the deep end. ...
‘Water-Aware Grassland Weed Control’ was the title of a farmer event recently organised by Westcountry Rivers Trust, on behalf of the Upstream Thinking Project. The aim of the event, held on 19th October at Great Cator Farm courtesy of Mr David Reddaway, was to...
When it comes to river places, we all have our hidden gems. That babbling brook tucked behind your local corner shop, the tyre swing hanging above a glistening pool that you stumbled across one Sunday afternoon wandering along the riverbanks…or maybe that...