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Freaky Freshwater Tales

Freaky Freshwater Tales

Posted by Emily Cooper

It's Halloween, and that can only mean one thing: it's time for scary stories! We're taking a break from our usual content to embrace the season with our Freaky Freshwater Tales. Some of the strangest creatures in the world—both real and fictional—live in our freshwater habitats. Disclaimer: rivers are fantastic and we…

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The 10 Spookiest Facts About Rivers

The 10 Spookiest Facts About Rivers

Posted by Emily Cooper

Halloween is the spookiest time of the year—but there's some pretty terrifying stuff happening to our rivers all year long. Our terrifying facts about rivers will leave you shaking in your waders... 40% of all rivers in England and Wales are polluted with sewage. Many people don’t realise that sewage…

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World Rivers Day: Rivers Fit To Swim In Map

World Rivers Day: Rivers Fit To Swim In Map

Posted by Emily Cooper

This World Rivers Day, we have one wish: Rivers Fit To Swim In. We want all of our rivers to be clean enough that you wouldn't have a second thought about taking the plunge. When rivers are clean, other great things follow; wildlife can grow in abundance and diversity, plants…

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Rivers Trust Autumn Conference 2019

Rivers Trust Autumn Conference 2019

Posted by Emily Cooper

We've just about recovered from the Rivers Trust Autumn Conference 2019, so here's our roundup! On the 8th of October, delegates awoke to a bizarrely sunny morning in York. Guests poured into the conference venue, and a day of talks began. If you'd like to see some of the presentations…

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Unblocktober

Unblocktober

Posted by Emily Cooper

At The Rivers Trust, we're supporting Unblocktober: a month-long national campaign to improve the health of our drains, sewers, rivers and seas. Whatever you flush down the toilet or pour down the sink can have a direct impact on the health of our rivers. During periods of high rain, combined…

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