We care for your rivers, streams, brooks, estuaries and wetlands in the Westcountry.

Established in 1994, our charity preserves, protects, develops and improves the region’s water environments to inspire the understanding and valuing of this vital natural resource.

Discover your river...

Learn about your local Westcountry river and discover how you can care for and enjoy it.

Get involved...

Find out how you can get involved with looking after your local river.

Learn about rivers...

Read about our projects which restore and protect the Westcountry’s watercourses.

Latest news from the riverbank

Queen honours founder of our charity and the river movement

Queen honours founder of our charity and the river movement

THE QUEEN has awarded one of our founders an OBE in her Birthday Honours. Arlin Rickard, a smallholder on Bodmin Moor, was instrumental in setting up the trust in 1994 before leading The Rivers Trust (formerly the Association of Rivers Trusts) for 15 years. He said:...

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98 days to help the River Tamar

98 days to help the River Tamar

We are calling for people who live, work or simply love the River Tamar to help prevent single-use plastic (SUP) entering the river this summer. As part of our work in the €14m Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) project, involving key partners in England and France to...

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