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Preventing Plastic Pollution: official website launch

Preventing Plastic Pollution: official website launch

Posted by Emily Cooper

The official website for our Preventing Plastic Pollution project is now live. Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) is an exciting collaboration between 18 organisations across England and France working to prevent plastic pollution in the Channel. It is an Interreg FCE project, funded by the European Development Fund. As the public are…

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New interactive map reveals the truth about sewage pollution

New interactive map reveals the truth about sewage pollution

Posted by Emily Cooper

Yesterday, the Guardian revealed that water firms discharged raw sewage into England's rivers 200,000 times in 2019. Michelle Walker, our Head of GIS, described the data as “very alarming”. She said: “When you look at the detail, you see that some of these locations are releasing untreated sewage hundreds of…

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New campaign aims to see bathing water standards introduced to UK rivers

New campaign aims to see bathing water standards introduced to UK rivers

Posted by Emily Cooper

Today, we're launching our brand new campaign, Together for Rivers. Our goal is to see bathing water standards introduced to well-used rivers across the nation. This will help river users to stay safe from pollution when enjoying the water, while also providing huge benefits for plants and wildlife. In order…

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The Rivers Trust and Coca-Cola Foundation launch major new programme of green infrastructure projects

The Rivers Trust and Coca-Cola Foundation launch major new programme of green infrastructure projects

Posted by Jayne Mann

The Rivers Trust and The Coca-Cola Foundation today launch a new three-year programme which will help clean some of Britain’s most polluted rivers, reduce flood risk, and create new wetland habitats in both rural and urban locations across the country. Encompassing six distinct water management, environmental restoration and conservation projects,…

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The Life of the River: Celebrating Insects

The Life of the River: Celebrating Insects

Posted by Emily Cooper

This National Insect Week, we're celebrating all of the entomological wonders freshwater ecosystems have to offer. Today, we hear from Jenny Pearson—Rivers Trust Ambassador. If you have ever enjoyed watching dragonflies flit across the water, or marvelled at birds swooping to catch mayflies on the banks, please do consider making…

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