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.
Dr Laurence Couldrick (Westcountry Rivers Trust CEO) gives his thoughts on the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union on the Trust and the environment. This morning we woke up to a new Britain – a divided Britain. The country has not voted with...
Conference: The partnership approach & assessing the benefits of catchment management – 12th & 13th September 2016
This Autumn we are hosting a conference on ‘The partnership approach & assessing the benefits of catchment management’. Held in Exeter on the 12th & 13th September, this two day conference will delve deep into the evidence behind the catchment based approach...
We are pleased to see that our ‘Good Farm, Bad Farm illustration’ is being used in the Ballinderry Rivers Trust new River School. We commissioned artist Mark Stacey to clearly illustrate how simple interventions can reduce the impact of agricultural activity on the...