Westcountry Rivers Trust

Revel in Your Westcountry Rivers

We want people to revel in their rivers across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset & Dorset. Funds raised will help us to keep caring for Westcountry rivers by supporting our volunteers to monitor river health & inspiring a love for freshwater environments through the development of educational resources.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1135007)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • OtherOther


United Kingdom


To nurture a love for rivers & their habitats, we need to create opportunities for people to connect with them. When people feel linked to the nature on their doorstep, they are more inclined to value it. Across England, not one river gained good overall status in the latest Environment Agency review. With 850+ water bodies in the Westcountry, we want to monitor these watercourses to develop understanding of the region’s freshwater ecosystems to keep them flourishing and fit to revel in for all.


Our work aims to fix ‘misconnections’ to our rivers. We will nurture attachments to them through the advancement of our citizen science river monitoring volunteering and education activities. We will inspire a passion for rivers by creating, renewing or bolstering relationships, developing understanding of the value of rivers to society, and encouraging a diversity of people to revel in their rivers.

  • I immediately knew this would be a pleasure to undertake & would also provide important information

    — Anna - CSI volunteer River Dart

  • It’s important to monitor our rivers; they are such a vital habitat but vulnerable to pollution. I learn from taking part and feel I’m making a difference while seeing things I might otherwise miss.

    — Linda - CSI volunteer River Yeo