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Eden Rivers Trust

Formed in 1996, our mission is to:

...assist in the conservation, protection and improvement of rivers, streams, their bank sides and all associated wildlife in the Eden catchment

... increase the knowledge and awareness of the importance and beauty of the River Eden and its catchment.

The River Eden is under growing pressure from:

  • Erosion of river banks by livestock
  • Intensive farming
  • Flash flooding from hill and lowland drainage
  • Abstraction, pollution and silting
  • Global warming, increasing frequency of floods and droughts

What the Eden Rivers Trust is doing about it:

  • Undertaking a series of surveys of the Eden and its tributaries to establish baseline data
  • Restoring bank-side habitats (60km to end 2001)
  • Identifying locations where scientific survey indicates that sustainable populations of salmonids can be established by stocking
  • Seeking to restore wetlands and water meadows
  • Working with farmers to improve land and stock management
  • Working to reduce abstraction and pollution and restore river flows
  • Improving access for fishermen and public
  • Providing lessons and river visits for local schools based on the National Curriculum

The Eden Rivers Trust
Eden Rivers Trust     Dunmail Building     Newton Rigg College     Penrith     Cumbria     CA11 0AH
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