The Wild Dart swim

The Wild Dart swim

We love rivers and want to help protect these habitats for nature and people. This Saturday (26 June), three members of the WRT team - Simon, Nicola and Frank - are taking part in a 2.5km swim in the River Dart in Devon. The money that they raise will not only help us...

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Queen honours founder of our charity and the river movement

Queen honours founder of our charity and the river movement

THE QUEEN has awarded one of our founders an OBE in her Birthday Honours. Arlin Rickard, a smallholder on Bodmin Moor, was instrumental in setting up the trust in 1994 before leading The Rivers Trust (formerly the Association of Rivers Trusts) for 15 years. He said:...

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98 days to help the River Tamar

98 days to help the River Tamar

We are calling for people who live, work or simply love the River Tamar to help prevent single-use plastic (SUP) entering the river this summer. As part of our work in the €14m Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) project, involving key partners in England and France to...

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Green recovery to be supported through water company investment

Green recovery to be supported through water company investment

Ofwat has announced a £2.7 billion draft water company investment package to help the environment. For the Westcountry, this will see South West Water investing £81.042 million to deliver five schemes. We are pleased to be part of the solution in promoting a green...

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Day in the life of a river scientist in Plymouth.

Day in the life of a river scientist in Plymouth.

Lucie, a Plymouth University Student currently on placement with us, speaks about undertaking water quality monitoring within the PRK catchment: In April, on placement at Westcountry Rivers Trust, I was invited to join the monitoring team on an outing to the Tamerton...

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