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

Let’s show Derril some love

Let’s show Derril some love

Rivers and streams play a vital role in our lives. They have shaped our lives and provide homes and thoroughfares for much of our remaining wildlife. River catchments that function naturally are less prone to flooding and more resilient to drought. But we need to show...

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Successful restoration of Cornwall’s River Camel

Successful restoration of Cornwall’s River Camel

We are celebrating, along with our partners, the successful completion of two river restoration projects that will boost wildlife and improve the health of the River Camel and one of its major tributaries, the De Lank River. The River Camel Restoration Strategy was...

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Keybridge weir removal a success

Keybridge weir removal a success

Our Fisheries and River Ops teams, working under the ERDF-funded Water for Growth partnership, have been working along the river Camel to ensure its Natural Capital of salmon and trout can swim it successfully. The Camel Vision aims to re-naturalise the river, one of...

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