Don Catchment Rivers Trust has been established to help protect and restore the rivers in the River Don catchment area, this includes not just the River Don but also the River Dearne, River Rother and other rivers such as the Sheaf, Went, Ea Beck and many others.
Our rivers are a valuable asset which tell the story of our culture and heritage. They are important for people, wildlife and the local economy, and form an integral part of our landscape.
The Don Catchment Rivers Trust will work closely with others to achieve the following objectives:
ensure rivers have an adequate flow of water free of pollution
create a free and unobstructed river passage for migrating fish
manage land in a way that protects the river catchment
create habitats for diverse and rich native fauna and flora
prevent excessive and harmful bank erosion
create appropriate access to, and development of the river environment to help improve people’s quality of life and the economy
conserve river features and restore original river landscapes
where appropriate ensure future generations have a better understanding of river catchments and river catchment management
promote and increase participation in river stewardship schemes in the Don catchment