Westcountry Rivers

Helping to restore and protect the water environment in the Westcountry for the benefit of people, wildlife and the local economy.

Rivers Bring Water to Life

Our Mission

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.

Fisheries Management

Our formula for fisheries management forms an action-orientated approach based upon answering the essential questions to direct our works on rivers

Land Management

We deliver land management advice and on-farm measures to minimise pollutant loss from farms while maximising efficiency & enhancing ecological health

Information & Evidence

We create, manage, analyse and present robust spatial evidence of the highest quality to ensure that actions are targeted, integrated and cost efficient

Education & Training

We offer education to people at all stages and from any background: it is the key to changing behaviour and can best be achieved through interaction with nature

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.

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Latest News

The River Buffs Project’s First Meeting

Winding its way through the landscape from Woodcock Hill to its confluence with the Tamar, the River Lyd makes its way into the lives of those who live along and enjoy this 15 mile stretch of beautiful Devonshire countryside. We are gathering together at Sydenham...

Water – Aware Grassland Weed Control Event

On the 19th October 2016 as part of our Upstream thinking project, we are holding a pesticide workshop in the Dart Catchment. Looking at alternative control methods & yard infrastructure for pesticide handling with the aim of preventing pesticides from entering...

Journeying along the River Dart

Walking alongside its banks and gazing into its crystal clear waters, it’s hard to underestimate the magnificence of the River Dart. From the gathering raindrops that trickle into the Dartmoor landscape at the sources of the River Dart and its tributaries, to the...