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.
Lots of the work we do at WRT is focused on or at least related to understanding the ecosystem services that nature provides us with. “Ecosystem services” seems to be all the buzz in policy making and sustainability. You can find the term in business strategies,...
The Westcountry Rivers Trust returned to the Cornwall & Devon Countryman’s Fair this month, and this time as the main beneficiary chosen by the Committee, as this event donates to a number of local charities. This ever popular biennial event welcomes thousands of...
The Upstream Thinking team for the River Dart catchment attended Totnes Show on Sunday 31st July, and were delighted to be awarded the ‘Best Educational Trade Stand’ award. Upstream Thinking is funded by South West Water and is being delivered in five catchments...