Is the plastics crisis the last straw for the future of our rivers?
On Wednesday 19th June, a comprehensive survey of plastics in rivers was released by Greenpeace, which revealed some shocking results about the state of our rivers in the UK. The leading headline was that the River Mersey was found to be proportionately more polluted than the infamous Great Pacific Garbage…Read more
All Ireland Director at The Rivers Trust receives MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Mark Horton, Chief Executive of Ballinderry Rivers Trust and All-Ireland Director at The Rivers Trust has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to conservation. Mark has played a significant role in protecting and improving the river environment and has successfully led the way…Read more
River Groups Call for Water Restrictions Now as Drought Conditions Threaten Southern Chalk Streams
Following three consecutive dry years across much of Britain, river levels and groundwater supplies are now in such a depleted state in the water stressed South East that we've joined up with wildlife organisations and other river groups to publish a call for the Government and Water Companies to introduce…Read more