Origins & Approach
We are an environmental charity (Charity no. 1135007, Company no. 06545646) established in 1994 to help restore and protect the water environment in the Westcountry for the benefit of people, wildlife and the local economy. We also aim to advance the understanding of community groups and the public about water and the importance of a healthy, functioning environment.
In this film, Dr Dylan Bright (Trust Director 2007-2013) explains the origins of the Trust and the approach we take to protecting and restoring rivers and streams in the South West.
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Over the 20 year history of the Westcountry Rivers Trust, we have worked tirelessly to improve the rivers and natural environments of the Westcountry, but what have we achieved to far….?
Funds Raised (£m)
RIver banks fenced (km)
The Full History
At the Trust’s recent Catchment Management Conference and 20th Anniversary Celebration, Arlin Rickard our first Director and subsequent founder of The Rivers Trust gave a hugely entertaining presentation on the Trust’s history and all of the astonishing things that have been achieved since we formed in 1994.