A message from our CEO
The value of public data and evidence should never be underestimated.
Recent backlash that the Government received regarding sewage discharges into our rivers was underpinned by members of society passionate about our freshwater environments. This was backed up with long-term data, which moved the discussion beyond hear-say and finger waving to focused pressure on key sectors, making inaction and obfuscation almost impossible.
Our aim at the Westcountry Rivers Trust is to provide the largest single source of information on the health of our region’s rivers. This will enable us to supply those passionate about their rivers with data and evidence but to also target our work and showcase its impact.
As a charity we have limited resources but the greatest asset we have is people.
By raising small amounts of money we can find, train and equip members of the community with the tools, abilities and professionalism to monitor their river.
If you can help, please give to our Big Give #RiverRevellers campaign as every pound donated is doubled and goes towards expanding the eyes and ears on our rivers and inspiring a lifelong love for them.
You can also sign up to be one of our Citizen Scientists and adopt a monitoring location from across the Westcountry and play a vital role charting the pressures and changes on our most precious of resources.