Westcountry Rivers Trust is an environmental charity established in 1995 to preserve, protect, develop and improve the region’s watercourses, while educating people about the value of this natural resource.

Come along with us as we continue to care for your rivers, streams, brooks, estuaries and wetlands in the Westcountry.

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

Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award – apply now

Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award – apply now

Salmon and Trout Conservation is pleased to open applications for the 2021 Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award, in conjunction with the Arundell Arms and Westcountry Rivers Trust. Who is the Anne Voss-Bark Award open to? The award is open to fisheries or aquatic students...

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Fish Find it ‘Loveny’ now near St Neot

Fish Find it ‘Loveny’ now near St Neot

FISH can now swim more freely in the River Loveny near St Neot as we remove a manmade barrier. Our River Operations team took out the small screen, which was trapping debris and reducing natural river movement, in October last year. They received special consent and...

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The canary in the cage is an eel

The canary in the cage is an eel

EELS may not be the first species most people think of as an indicator of environmental danger, but they are and we need to heed them. A hundred years ago the idea of using a canary in a cage to indicate the presence of carbon monoxide in coal mines as an early...

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