Our Work

Meet the team

Our work drives positive change for the region’s rivers. Discover how we are restoring and protecting freshwater environments and building community resilience across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and west Dorset.

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.

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Our Business Board

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View of fields in Fowey catchment

Land Management

We deliver land management advice and on-farm measures to landowners and farmers to minimise pollutant loss from farms while maximising efficiency and enhancing ecological health.

checking fish health

Fisheries & Rivers

Our fisheries and rivers management takes an action-orientated approach. This is based on answering essential ecosystem questions to direct our works on rivers in the region.

View of fields in Fowey catchment

Evidence & Engagement

We create, manage, and analyse robust and high quality spatial evidence to ensure that actions are targeted, integrated and cost efficient, while offering co-creation opportunities to communities.

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

Your support will help us to keep protecting and restoring freshwater habitats across our region, now and as long as needed in the future. Our aim is to inspire a long-term love for, and understanding of, our vital natural resource, water, supported by people like you.