Water for growth: one year in!

Water for growth: one year in!

The 15th of February 2017 saw Westcountry Rivers Trust, Environment Agency, Natural England, Scott Mann MP, TV and radio crews, convene on Camelford park on the banks of the river Camel to officially launch Water For Growth. One year on and the full significance of...
Comment: Resilient catchment and communities

Comment: Resilient catchment and communities

Dr Laurence Couldrick CEO Dr Laurence Couldrick, CEO of Westcountry Rivers Trust, discusses catchment resilience There has been a lot of talk about drought in the past few weeks and whilst it has been the driest winter in 20 years our increasingly variable weather...
Celebrating the Year of the Yeo

Celebrating the Year of the Yeo

Our monthly celebrations of the ‘Year of the Yeo’ continued last week with a ‘Creative Writing and Storytelling’ event down by the river. In the fantastic setting of Yeovil County Park, we were joined by local author and storyteller Beth Webb,...
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...
Old Weirs, New Problems

Old Weirs, New Problems

Dr Bruce Stockley Head of Fisheries Improving fish passage on weirs is one of the core activities of the Westcountry Rivers Trust’s Fisheries team.  However, it is not uncommon to encounter the view that we are wasting our time, and considerable amounts of...