Who are we?

We have been restoring and protecting freshwater environments in the Westcountry for more than 25 years
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We are water.

It runs through our work as it does our landscapes of the Westcountry. What we do is underpinned by science, evidence and experience and a commitment to the resilience of the region’s freshwater resources.
Whether we are working with farming or fishing communities, improving river habitats, mapping landscapes or monitoring streams, it is all to bring our rivers to life and keep them healthy for wildlife and people, both now and in the future.

Our Mission...

is to restore and protect the rivers, lakes, and estuaries of the Westcountry for the benefit of nature, people, and local economies.

Our Vision...

is to see people helping our Westcountry rivers flow freely and teem with life and valuing our vital natural resource, water.

Our Priorities

  • It is a priority for us to help educate and support people to value water.
  • It is a priority to continue to build our relationships with environmental, business, and social sectors and collaborate where there is potential to improve our shared water resources.
  • It is a priority to nurture our support of volunteers, while developing our fundraising opportunities and accessible public projects.
  • It is a priority to work with rural and urban businesses that rely on water throughout their supply change to inform best water-use practice.

Our Achievements

Over the past 25+ years of the Westcountry Rivers Trust, we have worked tirelessly to improve the rivers and natural environments of the Westcountry. But what have we achieved to far….?

Funds Raised (£m)

River banks fenced (km)

Partners Engaged

Catchments Improved