We care for your rivers, streams, brooks, estuaries and wetlands in the Westcountry.

Established in 1994, our charity preserves, protects, develops and improves the region’s water environments to inspire the understanding and valuing of this vital natural resource.

Discover your river...

Learn about your local Westcountry river and discover how you can care for and enjoy it.

Get involved...

Find out how you can get involved with looking after your local river.

Learn about rivers...

Read about our projects which restore and protect the Westcountry’s watercourses.

Latest news from the riverbank

98 days to help the River Tamar

98 days to help the River Tamar

We are calling for people who live, work or simply love the River Tamar to help prevent single-use plastic (SUP) entering the river this summer. As part of our work in the €14m Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) project, involving key partners in England and France to...

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Day in the life of a river scientist in Plymouth.

Day in the life of a river scientist in Plymouth.

Lucie, a Plymouth University Student currently on placement with us, speaks about undertaking water quality monitoring within the PRK catchment: In April, on placement at Westcountry Rivers Trust, I was invited to join the monitoring team on an outing to the Tamerton...

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