Farming for a sustainable future

This month, our head of land management Hazel Kendall talks to the Western Morning News and Western Daily press about our work to support environment friendly farming.“Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her...

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Notice of Works 9-13 Sept

Significant disruption to Shipley Bridge car park for the week 9 - 13 SeptemberWestcountry Rivers Trust, in partnership with South West Water and the Environment Agency will be undertaking gravel augmentation on the River Avon, Devon.In the final year of a five-year...

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Pesticide amnesty rids farms of 5 tonnes of chemicals

For the past four years, we have been conducting an amnesty to remove illegal, out-of-date, or unidentifiable pesticides from farms through our Upstream Thinking project.As the scheme ended in August (2019), we are pleased to have helped remove five tonnes of...

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Water Quality Funding Opportunities 2019 – 2020 (Lyd & Gara)

Our Channel Payments for Ecosystem Services (CPES) project has now moved from its initial research and development phase to a delivery focus. We are now able to target key activities that we feel are most appropriate to our two pilot areas; Devon rivers Lyd (including...

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Connecting to nature needs to start early

Our education lead and senior ecologist, Shona McCombie talks to the Western Morning News about the importance of reconnecting to the natural world, particularly for young people.Human disconnect from nature was perhaps an inevitable consequence given the trajectory...

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Meeting the challenge of a changing climate

In our latest opinion piece for the Western Morning News, our head of evidence and engagement Dr. Nick Paling ask if we are suffering from climate resilience anxiety.Do you worry about the impacts that climate change will have on your life and the lives of your family...

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