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The Dovenby Floods: Natural Flood Management

The Dovenby Floods: Natural Flood Management

Posted by Emily Cooper

Last year, community action—combined with expertise from the Rivers Trust movement—helped to transform an entire village. Dovenby is a small settlement, nestled between Cockermouth and Maryport in West Cumbria. The area floods on a regular basis; during storm Desmond, four houses flooded, as well as—devastatingly—the local pub! The only access…

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River Keekle Restoration

River Keekle Restoration

Posted by Emily Cooper

On the surface, this photo of the River Keekle portrays an idyllic scene. Look a little closer, and you'll find a very sinister problem lurking beneath the surface. Take a closer look at the riverbed. That black sheet protruding out of the river? That's plastic. During the 1990s, mining took…

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School children make The Adventurous Salmon leap off the page!

School children make The Adventurous Salmon leap off the page!

Posted by Jayne Mann

To mark the International Year of the Salmon in 2019, Eden Rivers Trust enlisted the help of pupils from Robert Ferguson Primary School, Carlisle to create illustrations for The Adventurous Salmon, a brand-new children’s picture book.  The book follows the epic 3,000 km journey undertaken by an intrepid wild Atlantic…

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Rivers Trusts win three Wild Trout Trust Awards for their conservation work

Rivers Trusts win three Wild Trout Trust Awards for their conservation work

Posted by Jayne Mann

West Cumbria Rivers Trust, Bristol Avon Rivers Trust and Westcountry Rivers Trust were among the winners at this year’s Wild Trout Trust Conservation Awards held in London on 17th October 2018. The Wild Trout Trust set up the awards to celebrate the tremendous contributions of individuals and groups improving river…

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