The Rivers Trust

The umbrella body of the Rivers Trust movement, working to protect, promote and enhance our freshwater ecosystems for both people and wildlife.


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. Yet, only 14% of rivers are at good ecological status and have been declining over recent years. Together with our 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. Join us in our fight against pollution, plastic and climate change, and help us make our rivers fit for people and wildlife. Join the riverlution - protect rivers, support Rivers Trusts.