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.
WRT fisheries scientist Scott West explains some of his research into gravel reintroduction “I spent the day alongside Plymouth University and fellow fisheries team member Matt Healey where we have been involved with some exciting work introducing gravels to the...
Farmers across the South West can now access free and confidential advice to help improve water quality and boost the health of their livestock and crops. Over the next five years, the Westcountry Rivers Trust and partners are aiming to give 750 farmers practical tips...
Scott West, one of WRT’s Fisheries Scientist’s recently attended a Wild Trout Trust workshop. Here is what he had to say….. I attended a workshop run by the Wild Trout Trust (WTT) on one of their practical, in-river, workshops alongside...