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.
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.
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
Significant disruption to Shipley Bridge car park for the week 9 - 13 SeptemberWestcountry Rivers Trust, in partnership with South West Water and the Environment Agency will be undertaking gravel augmentation on the River Avon, Devon.In the final year of a five-year...read more
For the past four years, we have been conducting an amnesty to remove illegal, out-of-date, or unidentifiable pesticides from farms through our Upstream Thinking project.As the scheme ended in August (2019), we are pleased to have helped remove five tonnes of...read more
Our Channel Payments for Ecosystem Services (CPES) project has now moved from its initial research and development phase to a delivery focus. We are now able to target key activities that we feel are most appropriate to our two pilot areas; Devon rivers Lyd (including...read more
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.