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...
Brent Island Family Fun Day

Brent Island Family Fun Day

On Saturday the 17th of September Westcountry Rivers Trust attended the Brent Island Trust’s family fun day. This event was on the back of their 25th anniversary event, again which was a huge success. We took along the education stand and got families Into the...
Riverfly training on the Tale

Riverfly training on the Tale

In September 2016 the Westcountry Rivers Trust ran a training workshop on the River Tale at Escot Park based on the “Riverfly” concept. This was on behalf of the River Otter Association’s anglers that have an aspiration to make a difference. This is citizen science...
A unique send off for a unique man

A unique send off for a unique man

On the 9th of September on a blustery Carlyon beach we said farewell in a unique way to a unique man. After listening to the words below we held hands for a Celtic blessing before a mad dash for the sea. Some braved the waves and went all the way in, some paddled in...
Dr Dylan Bright – Bright by name & bright by nature

Dr Dylan Bright – Bright by name & bright by nature

On the 24th August 2016 the world of river conservation and catchment management suffered a considerable loss. Dr Dylan Bright, who had been fighting cancer for the past two years, sadly passed away peacefully with his whole family round him, including his wife Janine...
Iconic fish making a recovery in the Lerryn

Iconic fish making a recovery in the Lerryn

Last year as part of the South Cornwall River Improvement Project (SCRIP) a significant barrier to fish migration was removed on the river Lerryn, a tributary of the Fowey that rises near East Taphouse and flows through the historic Boconnoc estate, before flowing...