The Rivers Trust

The Rivers Trust


Our vision is wild, healthy, natural rivers, valued by all. With your help, we can make this a reality. Together,  for rivers.

Healthy rivers are essential to human life, they provide us with drinking water, they water our crops, they are home to important species of wildlife, they provide recreational spaces for our health and wellbeing. Despite this, 0% of rivers in England are in good overall health and have been declining over recent years.

The Rivers Trust is the umbrella organisation for 60 local member Trusts. We are the only group of environmental charities in the UK and Ireland dedicated to protecting and improving river environments for the benefit of people  and  wildlife.

We are proud members of Blueprint for WaterWildlife and Countryside Link and are administrators of the Catchment Based Approach.

Because we believe that rivers really should be valued and enjoyed by all, addressing and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within our movement is fundamental to achieving our ambition. Take a look at our EDI statement.

We need more support to take vital action in protecting and improving rivers across the UK and Ireland for future generations.

Join the fight against pollution, plastic and climate change, and help make rivers fit for people and wildlife.