Down the Drain

Down the Drain

We took part in Cornwall Climate Care’s latest film, Down the Drain. This follows a passionate kayaker as he paddles up Cornwall’s River Tamar to learn how climate change is affecting our river wildlife, the fresh water we all need to drink and grow our crops,...
Bude’s first Climathon

Bude’s first Climathon

A Climathon is an event where communities can discuss, debate, and develop locally relevant net zero solutions. And we are joining the University of Gloucester and others in Bude to discuss how farming and land use can help achieve net zero. This event will bring...
Sewage stats show we’re treading water

Sewage stats show we’re treading water

Our national body The Rivers Trust responds to the Environment Agency’s (EA) 2021 raw sewage releases statistics.  Yet again, shocking numbers for the level of sewage pollution from storm overflows in England and Wales show that water companies are barely...
Plan lacks urgency – our rivers deserve better

Plan lacks urgency – our rivers deserve better

The Government has announced the start of a consultation on its Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan (SODRP). The plan from Defra sets out targets for water companies to reduce the harm caused by pollution from combined sewer (or storm) overflows, meeting the...
A Guide for Monitoring Soil Carbon

A Guide for Monitoring Soil Carbon

Here at Westcountry Rivers Trust, we are delighted to adopt and use the Monitoring Soil Carbon: a Practical Field, Farm and Lab Guide. Developed with farmers for farmers and those interested in soil health, and produced as part of the Agri-Tech Cornwall funded Soil...