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The Rivers Trust

Coracles on the River Teifi
River Trent, Nottingham

The Rivers Trust (RT) is a waterway society and registered charity No. 1107144,[1] and an umbrella organisation for trusts concerned with rivers in England and Wales. The Association's headquarters are in Callington, Cornwall.

RT was founded in 2001 as the Association of Rivers Trusts (ART).[2] Its founding associations were four river trusts: the Eden Rivers Trust, Tweed Foundation, Westcountry Rivers Trust, and the Wye and Usk Foundation. The association was granted registered charity status in 2004. Its Scottish equivalent is the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS).

The association changed its name in August 2011.[2]

RT is also a member of the Union des Terres de Rivières, a European Union project with 24 partners in 10 EU countries.


Member organisationsEdit

  • Action for the River Kennet
  • Aire Rivers Trust
  • Ballinderry Fish Hatchery Ltd
  • Bristol Avon Rivers Trust
  • Calder and Colne Rivers Trust
  • Carmarthenshire Rivers Trust
  • Clwyd and Elwy Conservation Trust (merged into The Clwyd and Conwy Rivers Trust)
  • East Yorkshire Chalk Rivers Trust
  • Eden Rivers Trust
  • Lune Rivers Trust
  • Pembrokeshire Rivers Trust
  • Ribble Rivers Trust
  • River Adur Conservation Society
  • Severn Rivers Trust
  • Slaney River Trust
  • South Cumbria Rivers Trust
  • South East Wales Rivers Trust
  • Sussex Ouse Conservation Society
  • Teifi Rivers Trust
  • Thames 21 Ltd
  • Thames Explorer Trust
  • Thames Rivers Restoration Trust
  • The Clwyd and Conwy Rivers Trust
  • The Don Catchment Rivers Trust
  • The Welsh River Dee Trust
  • The Wandle Trust
  • The Wear Rivers Trust
  • The Weardale Environmental Trust (merged into Wear Rivers Trust)
  • Trent Rivers Trust
  • Tweed Forum
  • Tweed Foundation
  • Tyne Rivers Trust
  • Wessex Salmon and Rivers Trust
  • Westcountry Rivers Trust
  • Wye & Usk Foundation
  • Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Charity Commission. The Rivers Trust, registered charity no. 1107144.
  2. ^ a b About The Rivers Trust (accessed 27 October 2016).

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