WRT invites the people of Tavistock to discover their rivers

WRT invites the people of Tavistock to discover their rivers

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is inviting people to discover their local rivers at a free event in Tavistock.  A team from the environmental charity will be at The Meadows between 10.30 and 3pm on Friday 26th October to share some of the secrets of three local rivers...
Taunton school pupils enjoy our first rain garden

Taunton school pupils enjoy our first rain garden

Pupils from Selworthy School in Taunton are enjoying a new outdoor space, thanks to a collaboration with the Westcountry Rivers Trust. The co-educational special school for children and young people with learning disabilities worked with the environmental charity to...
Fish Pass: our innovative new angling app

Fish Pass: our innovative new angling app

The funding we received to improve fish passage and salmonid habitat was balanced with our aim to get more people fishing. If our work on weirs and the rivers can increase stocks of fish, then bringing a greater number of anglers to experience the fishing will bring...
World Water Monitoring Day 2018

World Water Monitoring Day 2018

Simon Browning To celebrate World Water Monitoring Day, our water quality monitoring lead Simon Browning shares his experience monitoring the rivers of the Westcountry. I’ve been working for the Westcountry Rivers Trust for over three years and my role is to lead our...
Water for Growth: Barriers to Migration

Water for Growth: Barriers to Migration

Rivers across the world have long been exploited for powering industry, from 19th and 20th century mills to more modern hydroelectric generation. Weirs were built to impound an artificial and consistent head of water, allowing abstracted flows to feed the water wheels...
Soaking it up with SPONGE2020

Soaking it up with SPONGE2020

They say time flies when you are having fun. Well, time flies especially fast when you are having fun delivering a multi-year EU project! We are halfway through SPONGE 2020, as the midterm conference that will be held in Southend in September shows. In the past two...