Bringing Rivers to Life

We are the voice for the Westcountry’s freshwater environments

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

Established in 1994, our charity preserves, protects and improves the region’s water environments for all who depend on them, while inspiring a love for, and understanding of, this precious 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

River Health – less of a stink?

River Health – less of a stink?

It is good news today to hear that the Government has now included an amendment to address sewage pollution in the Environment Bill. Only yesterday we were concerned the original proposal had been stripped out of the bill. It seems pressure from the river movement and...

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River Health – It Stinks!

River Health – It Stinks!

Sewage isn’t something we can wash our hands of, even if it seems hundreds of MPs may want to do so. Last week, an amendment approved by the House of Lords to place a legal duty on water companies to reduce the harm caused by storm overflow use was stripped out of the...

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South West Lakes Trust Trout Fisheries Report – Oct 2021

South West Lakes Trust Trout Fisheries Report – Oct 2021

  All of the South West Lakes Trust trout fisheries continue to be operated under strict Covid 19 restrictions, in line with the current Angling Trust and Government guidelines. At the time of writing the on-site permit huts are not open, so day tickets, season...

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