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

Deaf Awareness Week – Jenny’s story.

Deaf Awareness Week – Jenny’s story.

Hi, I’m Jenny (she/her), Evidence and Engagement Officer at Westcountry Rivers Trust and a member of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Team. I’ve always had a strong connection to nature and the outdoors and particularly loved animals when I was growing up, so I...

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Salmon and trout on the De Lank

Salmon and trout on the De Lank

TROUT in a tributary of the River Camel could receive special protection according to our research. We have been working with partners through the UK and EU-funded Water for Growth project to improve the situation for salmon and trout on the river since 2017. Two...

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‘FIP’ing marvelous

‘FIP’ing marvelous

This winter and spring, we have been delivering Fisheries Improvement Projects (FIP) funded by the Environment Agency on the lower River Carey and Deer tributaries of the Tamar. These enhancement works have included shade management, which helps to increase primary...

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