Westcountry Women Working With Water

Westcountry Women Working With Water

International Women’s Day this year is certainly promising to be even more interesting than usual, with gender equality being present on pretty much everyone’s agenda over the last few months. Questions about how we perceive, encourage and reward achievements by women...
WRT welcomes Dave Thomas

WRT welcomes Dave Thomas

We are delighted to say that Dave Thomas has joined the WRT family, Here is what Dave has to say….. Dave Thomas River officer With a background in ecology on canals & waterways, agrochemicals and working for contractors conducting practical vegetation...
Confluence: Annual Review 2016

Confluence: Annual Review 2016

2016 was a challenging year for the Trust, mirroring the wider trials faced by Britain and the world in general. The move towards more nationalistic narratives, often seemingly at the expense of holistic integrated thinking, has brought division, uncertainty and...
Comment: Environmental Leadership

Comment: Environmental Leadership

Laurence Couldrick CEO, Westcountry Rivers Trust After a BBC report that the Defra 25 year vision ‘Lacks policies’ and ‘may not even be published’, Dr Laurence Couldrick, CEO of Westcountry Rivers Trust, asks: is that the real problem? If you look at any book on...
Meet Annabel Martin

Meet Annabel Martin

Meet Annabel, Annabel is a member of the Trust’s farm advisory team,  specialising in soil and nutrient management. She also advises farmers on fencing watercourses and improving yard infrastructure in the Dart Catchment. “My Job is a combination of meeting very...
Weed control & protect the river!

Weed control & protect the river!

‘Water-Aware Grassland Weed Control’ was the title of a farmer event recently organised by Westcountry Rivers Trust, on behalf of the Upstream Thinking Project. The aim of the event, held on 19th October at Great Cator Farm courtesy of Mr David Reddaway, was to...