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12 days of Rivers Trusts – Day 9: Wye and Usk Foundation

12 days of Rivers Trusts – Day 9: Wye and Usk Foundation

Posted by Jayne Mann

Simon Evans, CEO of  Wye and Usk Foundation explains main issues within the catchment and it's ambitions for 2019 When did your Trust form? 1996 (gaining charitable status in 1997). How many people work at your Trust? Currently 25, and we are expanding both the monitoring and farm advisor teams…

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12 days of Rivers Trusts – Day 8: Introducing Tees Rivers Trust

12 days of Rivers Trusts – Day 8: Introducing Tees Rivers Trust

Posted by Jayne Mann

Ben Lamb, Trust Director, tells us about Tees Rivers Trust challenges and ambitions for 2019…   When did your Trust form?  The TrusTEES (see what I did there?) got together around 2007/8 and were granted charitable status in 2009. I was the first paid officer here and came on board…

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12 Days of Rivers Trusts – Day 7: Introducing Ballinderry Rivers Trust

12 Days of Rivers Trusts – Day 7: Introducing Ballinderry Rivers Trust

Posted by Jayne Mann

When did Ballinderry Rivers Trust form? The Trust formed as a river association in 1984 and changed its name to Ballinderry Rivers Trust in 2011.   How many people work at your Trust?  Just 3 people who do everything from river improvement projects to cleaning the toilet.   What are…

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12 days of Rivers Trusts – Day 6: Introducing Eden Rivers Trust

12 days of Rivers Trusts – Day 6: Introducing Eden Rivers Trust

Posted by Jayne Mann

When did Eden Rivers Trust form? 1996 How many people work at your Trust? 16 What are the main issues with rivers in your catchment? -          With 97% of land in the catchment classed as agricultural and the main West Coast train line and the M6 running through our area, diffuse pollution is…

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12 days of Rivers Trusts – Day 5: Introducing Westcountry Rivers Trust

12 days of Rivers Trusts – Day 5: Introducing Westcountry Rivers Trust

Posted by Jayne Mann

When did your Trust form? WRT formed in 1994 and became the first charity called a ‘Rivers Trust’ in the UK in 1995. In 2019, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary and this is also considered (by many) to be the 25th anniversary of the Rivers Trust movement, which is now such…

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