The Arun & Rother Rivers Trust (ARRT for short) is a newcomer to the River Trusts network, having been formed in 2011. Our catchment covers 1,490 square kilometres (575 square miles, 149,000 hectares or over 368,000 acres). It is dominated by the chalk ridge of the South Downs and the sand and clay of the Weald, and lies predominantly within the new South Downs National Park.
The Objectives of ARRT
Protect, conserve, and enhance the rivers, streams, watercourses and water impoundments in the Arun and Rother catchments.
Preserve and improve the biodiversity within our catchments.
Through education increase the knowledge of the public of the need and importance of a healthy river environment.
Recruit volunteers to assist in the conservation, improvement and monitoring of our catchments habitats.
Work closely with all interested parties to highlight the need for proper water management.
We have applied for charitable status which takes a little time but we hope to be registered with the Charities Commission by the end of 2012.
Arun & Rother Rivers Trust c/o Barlavington Estate Office Dye House Lane
Duncton Petworth West Sussex GU28 0LF