Tag: volunteering

10 reasons why rivers love trees

10 reasons why rivers love trees

Posted by Jayne Mann

This week is National Tree Week - the annual celebration on social media where tree-lovers celebrate trees! Here across the Rivers Trust movement, we love trees, they are critical to river environments and here are 10 reasons why... 1. They provide shelter for fish, wildlife and insects 2. During hot…

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River Guardian Receives 2018 Tweed Forum River Champion Award

River Guardian Receives 2018 Tweed Forum River Champion Award

Posted by Jayne Mann

Eric Hastings (69), a recently-retired river guardian from Drygrange who has dedicated his life to protecting the river Tweed, has been chosen as the winner of the 2018 Tweed Forum River Champion Award. Introduced in 2016, the accolade rewards an individual from the Scottish Borders or North Northumberland, from any…

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Volunteers Week: Volunteering with Don Catchment Rivers Trust

Volunteers Week: Volunteering with Don Catchment Rivers Trust

Posted by Jayne Mann

Over 6,000 people volunteered with Rivers Trusts in 2016, they are a huge part of the Rivers Trust movement and without them, we wouldn't be where we are today.  Today is the start of volunteers week and to show our gratitude to all the volunteers that have helped us out…

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Great British Spring Clean – the results!

Great British Spring Clean – the results!

Posted by Jayne Mann

In March, we were proud partners of the Keep Britain Tidy's #GBSpringClean campaign - mobilising our volunteer network to clean up litter around rivers up and down the country. [embed]https://youtu.be/OYLF-k9AIR0[/embed] On the run-up to the campaign, 12 Rivers Trusts were trained by Thames21 to deliver volunteer litter picks, learning about the ins and…

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