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Oxford WaterBlitz to investigate bathing water safety of local rivers

Oxford WaterBlitz to investigate bathing water safety of local rivers

Posted by Rebecca Duncan

18 sites on the River Thames in Oxford and its upstream tributaries will be tested today to investigate whether the city could host the UK’s second ever designated river bathing water. The Oxford WaterBlitz is part of the Oxford Rivers Project, the UK’s longest and largest study of bacterial water quality…

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The Wild Dart Swim: up with the birds

The Wild Dart Swim: up with the birds

Posted by Emily Cooper

Michelle Walker, our Deputy Technical Director, is currently in the midst of training for the Wild Dart swim. Follow Michelle's journey in this new blog series, written by her as she braves the cold water in preparation for this mammoth wild swim. As if she doesn’t already do enough for…

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Founder of Rivers Trust movement honoured by the Queen

Founder of Rivers Trust movement honoured by the Queen

Posted by Rebecca Duncan

Arlin Rickard, who founded the Westcountry Rivers Trust in 1994, and then went on to lead the Association of Rivers Trusts (now The Rivers Trust) for 15 years, has been awarded a richly deserved OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The Rivers Trust movement has grown rapidly over the past…

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COVID pandemic fails to slow the flow of the Rivers Trust movement

COVID pandemic fails to slow the flow of the Rivers Trust movement

Posted by Rebecca Duncan

2020 proved an outstanding year for the Rivers Trust movement, as we publish our review of the year this week. Despite some setbacks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, many environmental improvements were still undertaken on a large scale.     In addition to these on-the-ground achievements, The Rivers Trust has…

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