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Monthly support helps us to plan ahead and proactively seek out action needed to protect and enhance our rivers.
In this day and age, raw sewage still overflows into our rivers. Plastic accumulates there, and excess sediment suffocates the flora and fauna which call rivers home. Dams and weirs disrupt the natural flow of rivers, blocking migrating fish. Despite the threat of climate change with its associated droughts and floods, we are still abstracting unsustainable amounts of water from precious chalk steams and communities will suffer serious flooding as a result of intense rainfall events and land use change. These issues combine to create the perfect storm of river degradation; not one river in England was in good overall health in 2019, and only 14% of rivers and lakes in England are considered to be in good ecological health by the Environment Agency. We want to change that. It's not too late; there is still time to reverse the damage rivers have suffered in the last 200 years. We can revive rivers to their former glory and strengthen their resilience for people and nature. We can rebuild habitats, ensuring that wildlife has a home for generations to come. We can make our rivers a safer, cleaner place for people to swim, kayak, fish and play. We can boost the invaluable services rivers provide, nurturing ecosystems, strengthening economies and healthy communities. With your donation, we can support local Rivers Trusts to organise vital conservation work. Here’s some of the amazing work your donations help to fund:
- River clean-ups & restoration, improving our rivers for wildlife and humans alike
- Supporting a national monitoring scheme to assess water quality and strengthen the case for bathing water standards
- Tree planting, providing new homes for nature and reducing the risk of flooding
- Barrier removal, allowing fish to follow their natural migration patterns
- Education, helping school children to develop a love of nature and rivers
- Advocating with government, businesses and landowners to ensure that water is managed more sustainably