Trusts

Bristol Avon Rivers Trust

Bristol Avon Rivers Trust (BART) is a community-led organisation which aims to deliver education, land and river management advice and practical river restoration work in the Bristol Avon catchment. Through promoting an ecosystem-based approach, they aim to reconnect communities to their rivers and help river users and lovers better appreciate and improve their local rivers and streams.

The Bristol Avon Rivers Trust exists to help you protect and improve your river in many ways, including:

  • Improving riverside and in-channel habitat to increase diversity and numbers of fish, flora and wildlife
  • Improving riverside and in-channel habitat to increase diversity and numbers of fish, flora and wildlife
  • Bringing people together who have a common interest in a healthy functioning river system
  • Identifying funding sources and matching them to known local needs
  • Collaborating in or managing river based improvement projects
  • Providing education about the ecosystem approach to protecting and improving our rivers
8 North Court
The Courtyard
Woodlands

Bradley Stoke
Bristol
BS32 4NQ

info@bristolavonriverstrust.org

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Volunteer Opportunities

BART are the Riverfly Partnership hub for the Bristol Avon Catchment and provide free training days to allow volunteers to monitor invertebrates on their chosen stretch of river as indicators of water quality.

As a BART Beacon: these are the ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground, a non-committal form of volunteering where those Beacons on our map inform us of any issues or opportunities for improvement (either physical work or funding) whilst out and about along the river as part of their normal activities. This kind of knowledge is essential as we cannot be everywhere at all times!

On volunteer days: work parties ranging from in-stream habitat improvements to wildflower planting and river dipping.

BART are always happy to work with volunteers who can offer additional skills to help grow the trust – please get in touch!

 

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