Millbrook Community Workshop

Millbrook Community Workshop

On the 30th November we held a community catchment workshop in Millbrook to discuss the environmental issues and opportunities in the village. Millbrook has a rich and eclectic environmental history. Sat on the edge of the estuary, the village has long been prone to...
Looking 25 years ahead…

Looking 25 years ahead…

Dr Laurence Couldrick, CEO of the Westcountry Rivers Trust, gives his thoughts on DEFRA’s 25 year Environment Plan. I have just returned from a meeting in Exeter that involved the environmental great and good from Devon and Cornwall. The topic in discussion? The...
Catchment Management by Air

Catchment Management by Air

The Westcountry Rivers Trust has been working with the University of Exeter to trial rapid, low-cost remote sensing technologies. A specially developed smartphone app offers a affordable way for environmental charities, such as WRT, to benefit from the use of a remote...
From Paris to the West Country

From Paris to the West Country

Like many across the country, the Westcountry Rivers Trust carefully watched as the COP21 talks across the channel progressed over the last couple of weeks. Brought together were some of the world’s most influential people against one of the world’s most critical...
Ministerial Visit

Ministerial Visit

On Monday this week, WRT was very pleased to have the opportunity to host a meeting with Dan Rogerson MP (Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and representatives from DEFRA, the Environment Agency, the Rivers Trust and South West Water. Jonathan Bailey,...