Rivers, lakes and coastal waters are vital natural resources: they provide drinking water, crucial habitats for many different types of wildlife, and are an important resource for industry and recreation.
Protecting and improving the environment is an important part of achieving sustainable development and is vital for the long term health, wellbeing and prosperity of everyone.
The River Improvement Fund Programme was an initiative of three phases over four years, wholly managed by The Rivers Trust and actioned by rivers trusts throughout the Country. It delivered the largest ever river improvement programme by a non governmental organisation in England. This section of the website provides an overview of programme management, delivery and achievements.
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