Discover the Dart with the Westcountry Rivers Trust

Discover the Dart with the Westcountry Rivers Trust

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is inviting local people to discover more about one of the region’s most iconic rivers. A free event in Ashburton on 5th October will give people a chance to find out more about the river Dart and its wildlife. The afternoon event will...
An old problem, with a chemical solution?

An old problem, with a chemical solution?

Lauren Dawson PhD Student at Plymouth University, working on the Dart Acid Remediation Trial The Dart Acid Remediation trial on the West Dart River has a specific focus; to raise the pH level (the measure of how acid or alkaline a solution is) of the river water. The...
pH Balancing Trial Could Create Healthier River for Dartmoor Fish

pH Balancing Trial Could Create Healthier River for Dartmoor Fish

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is working with the University of Plymouth to trial a new approach to balancing the pH of the upper River Dart. Together, the research team hopes that the study will find a practical way to create a healthier environment for salmon and...
Winner of Best Educational Trade Stand!

Winner of Best Educational Trade Stand!

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...