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West Cumbria Rivers Trust

West Cumbria Rivers Trust (WCRT) is part of the national network of river trusts which have played an ever increasing role in delivering environmental improvements throughout the country. https://www.westcumbriariverstrust.org/

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Image for article £3.4 million awarded for West Cumbria river improvements

£3.4 million awarded for West Cumbria river improvements

23 July 2019

West Cumbria Rivers Trust has secured a total of £3.4 million funding for a range of major river improvement projects across the region that will contribute to flood risk reduction efforts, improve wildlife habitats and restore river environments.

 

Author: West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Image for article Fish populations near Lorton receive vital boost following river restoration

Fish populations near Lorton receive vital boost following river restoration

23 July 2019

A restoration project on Whit Beck near Lorton five years ago has been hugely successful in supporting Cumbria’s native salmon and trout populations, newly published research shows.

 

Author: West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Image for article Children’s winning van artwork unveiled

Children’s winning van artwork unveiled

9 April 2019

The winners and runners-up were Jack Bacon and Luis Salas from Keswick, Islay Lane from Bassenthwaite, Eve McMullan from Ravenglass, Jensen Blanks from Egremont and Murin, Eden and Lawson Birks from Gosforth.

Author: West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Image for article Green-fingered Egremont children help plant hundreds of trees

Green-fingered Egremont children help plant hundreds of trees

30 March 2019

West Cumbria Rivers Trust is a registered charity which strives to restore and enhance the value of rivers, lakes, estuaries and surrounding countryside throughout West Cumbria for the benefit of people and wildlife.

Author: West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Image for article The Adventurous Salmon

The Adventurous Salmon

5 March 2019

Follow the epic 1,900 mile journey of a brave Atlantic salmon, from Cumbria’s tiny becks to the sea and back again. Along the way you’ll meet lots of other friendly faces that live in our rivers, lakes and oceans.

Author: West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Image for article Irt's a Celebration with West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Irt's a Celebration with West Cumbria Rivers Trust

31 December 2018

West Cumbria Rivers Trust are celebrating the achievements of their three-year Biffa Award funded project on the River Irt catchment as it draws to an end.

 

Author: West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Image for article SPOT THE SALMON with West Cumbria Rivers Trust

SPOT THE SALMON with West Cumbria Rivers Trust

15 November 2018

West Cumbria Rivers Trust has said 'Volunteers are needed to survey our local rivers'

Author: West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Image for article Flood partnership issues a practical guide to natural flood management

Flood partnership issues a practical guide to natural flood management

14 November 2018

A group of organisations from the Cumbria Strategic Flood Partnership have produced a practical guide to natural flood management measures which has been released this week to aid farmers, landowners and other interested organisations with opportunities to help reduce flood risk across Cumbria and Lancashire.

 

Author: West Cumbria Rivers Trust

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