Six ways to look after your local river

Six ways to look after your local river

Dr Nick Paling Head of Evidence & Engagement Rivers are crucial to our health, happiness and prosperity. Most of the time we take them for granted, but at the Westcountry Rivers Trust we would like to encourage more people to do their bit to look after their local...
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...
Walking the River Exe: A new river story series

Walking the River Exe: A new river story series

This summer we will be following the adventures of Arthur Fuest, as he makes his way along the  River Exe. Check in regularly to see what how he is getting on! Here is what Arthur has to say… Summer is rapidly arriving in the UK and with it I am getting...
Garramarsh needs you!

Garramarsh needs you!

After some major flooding, on the river Mole (in North Devon), at the tail end of last year, the levels dropped and revealed swaths of detritus washed down. Macabre Christmas Trees line the bank as shredded black silage wrap hang from the branches. On a gloomy day it...
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...
The River Buffs Project’s First Meeting

The River Buffs Project’s First Meeting

Winding its way through the landscape from Woodcock Hill to its confluence with the Tamar, the River Lyd makes its way into the lives of those who live along and enjoy this 15 mile stretch of beautiful Devonshire countryside. We are gathering together at Sydenham...