First 100 volunteers sign up to monitor Westcountry rivers

First 100 volunteers sign up to monitor Westcountry rivers

Over 100 volunteers have now signed up to help the Westcountry Rivers Trust to monitor the health of rivers across the region. The Westcountry CSI (Citizen Science Investigation) project aims to encourage more people to take a closer look at their local river, stream...
Trekenner School Make a Splash!

Trekenner School Make a Splash!

Last week we were joined by budding river scientists from Trekenner Primary School for a day of rivers, nature and sunshine at Sydenham Estate. Reception and Year 1 pupils from the Squirrels Class pulled on their wellies and spent the day discovering the secrets of...
Millbrook Community Workshop

Millbrook Community Workshop

On the 30th November we held a community catchment workshop in Millbrook to discuss the environmental issues and opportunities in the village. Millbrook has a rich and eclectic environmental history. Sat on the edge of the estuary, the village has long been prone to...
Salmon get new spawning grounds

Salmon get new spawning grounds

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is creating new salmon spawning habitats by adding gravel to rivers in Devon and West Somerset. Funded by South West Water, as part of the National Environment Programme, the project aims to increase the number of salmon and trout by...
And ‘weir’ off on the Lerryn!!

And ‘weir’ off on the Lerryn!!

The river Lerryn rises near East Taphouse and flows through the beautiful Boconnoc estate before flowing into the Fowey estuary near Golant. The weir on the river Lerryn at Couch’s Mill was noted several years ago as a possible barrier to fish as part of our previous...