The Big River Watch is back!

The Big River Watch is back!

Brought to you by our national organisation The Rivers Trust, and the wider Rivers Trust movement, everyone is invited to join the only UK and Ireland-wide citizen science survey of river health. In the first Big River Watch in September 2023 more than 5,000 people...
The CEO Blog 2

The CEO Blog 2

Our CEO Dr Laurence Couldrick speaks about how, with an impending general election in late 2024, our rivers continue to be in the spotlight and are forming part of the political battlefield field. On one hand this is good news as it raises the profile of these amazing...
Water Restoration Fund to use water company fines

Water Restoration Fund to use water company fines

TODAY, the Government opened the application process to the long-awaited Water Restoration Fund (WRF). Environment secretary Steve Barclay announced up to £11 million from water company fines and penalties (accrued from April 2022 to Oct 2023) are to be invested in...
If You Go Down to the River Fal Woods

If You Go Down to the River Fal Woods

As Spring starts to bloom, it has been wonderful to collaborate on the installation of new homes for birds and bats on the banks of the river Fal. We have collaborated with Friends of the Fal and bat conservation groups to determine the siting of bird and bat boxes...
Innovative River Test for Unseen Health Risks

Innovative River Test for Unseen Health Risks

Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT), South Devon citizen science groups and Brixham-based company Molendotech are trialling a new technology to quickly test for microbiological contamination in rivers. With more people accessing their rivers for recreation and wellbeing,...