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...
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...
Winner of Best Educational Trade Stand!

Winner of Best Educational Trade Stand!

The Upstream Thinking team for the River Dart catchment attended Totnes Show on Sunday 31st July, and were delighted to be awarded the ‘Best Educational Trade Stand’ award. Upstream Thinking is funded by South West Water and is being delivered in five catchments...
Messing about on the River 2016

Messing about on the River 2016

We set up the Westcountry Rivers Trust stand in the usual position on the banks of the River Tale for ‘Messing About on the River’ 2016. Over the course of the day, several families spent time in the river kick-sampling and discovering the breadth of the aquatic life,...
Lewannick’s Water Warriors

Lewannick’s Water Warriors

Earlier in the year Lewannick Primary School in conjunction with Westcountry Rivers Trust secured a Partnership Grant from The Royal Society. Partnership Grants fund up to £3000 for science, technology, engineering or mathematics projects supported by teachers and...

Becoming a Citizen Scientist

My latest venture into the world of fieldwork was signing up to the Westcountry Rivers Trust’s ‘Citizen Science’ scheme. After filling in a quick form on the Westcountry Rivers Trust website and receiving my login details, I became part of a team of freshwater...