Westcountry Rivers...

…bringing water to life.

Rivers inspire & sustain us in our lives and are key to our future…

Our response to the Coronavirus

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Discover your river...

Find your local Westcountry River and find out all the latest news, upcoming events, activities, wildlife diaries, local produce and other ways you can enjoy it – join the growing community of river lovers who are looking after your local river.

Get involved...

Find out how you can get involved with your local river – whether it’s becoming a river scientist, doing a river walk or volunteering for a river clean-up…there are loads of ways for you to help us do our work.

Learn about rivers...

To secure the future health of our natural heritage and all of the benefits it will provide, we all need to learn about the vital role rivers play in all of our lives and the best way to keep them healthy for people and wildlife.

Latest news from the riverbank

Catchment Based Approach Triples Investment

The 2018-19 CaBA Benefits Report is now live. Click this link to find out more and download the report. The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA), the initiative to drive collaborative water management across England, has published its annual report that includes a summary...

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Super Sleuth in a Lab Coat

To celebrate International Women in Science Day on 11 Feb 2020, our Fisheries Scientist Dr. Polly Couldrick spoke with the Science Council about her passion for eels and science.As a child, Polly loved all things 'sciencey' and wearing goggles, a lab coat and...

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Preventing Plastic Pollution

Organisations across the South West are joining forces as part of an international project to remove and prevent plastic pollution in the English Channel - and we are one of them. Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) will develop a model to gather data on the amount and...

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Learn about the work of Westcountry Rivers Trust

We are a charity working to restore and protect the rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal areas for the benefit of people, wildlife and the local economy. By working with local communities, businesses and other environmental organisations we work to bring our lost and forgotten rivers back to life so that they can once again play their vital role in all of our lives.

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