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

The 2021 Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award winner is…

The 2021 Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award winner is…

The woman who inspired a fisheries catchment management award for students to be set up in her memory also inspired its latest winner. This year’s Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award has gone to Jude Mead, who cited Anne’s high achievements in river conservation as part of...

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Floundering on the Hayle

Floundering on the Hayle

Our Head of Fisheries Dr. Bruce Stockley notes a rather unusual find on a river research trip. While surveying the River Hayle for some very special heavy metal trout, we found a flounder as big as your hand. It’s always a surprise to find a sea fish in a river...

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Ways and Means

Ways and Means

Photography and filming is a passion for some of the Westcountry Rivers Trust team, with many keen wildlife photographers and our Communications & Marketing Manager holding a Masters in Photography. It should be no surprise then that we jumped at the chance to...

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