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Association of Rivers Trusts

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Association of Rivers Trusts

Coracles on the River Teifi
River Tyne
River Kennet
River Dee, Wales
River Trent, Nottingham

The Rivers Trust (RT) is the new name for the Association of Rivers Trusts (ART) which is a trusts concerned with rivers in England and Wales. The Association's headquarters are in Callington, Cornwall.

RT was launched in 2001 by four river trusts: the Eden Rivers Trust, Tweed Foundation, Westcountry Rivers Trust, and the Wye Foundation. The association was granted registered charity status in 2004. Its Scottish equivalent is the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS).

RT is also a member of the Union des Terres de Rivières, a European Union project with 24 partners in 10 EU countries.

Member organisations

  • Action for the River Kennet
  • Aire Rivers Trust
  • Ballinderry Fish Hatchery Ltd
  • Calder and Colne Rivers Trust
  • Carmarthenshire Rivers Trust
  • Clwyd and Elwy Conservation Trust (merged into The Clwyd and Conwy Rivers Trust)
  • East Yorkshire Chalk Rivers Trust
  • Eden Rivers Trust
  • Lune Rivers Trust
  • Pembrokeshire Rivers Trust
  • Ribble Catchment Conservation Trust Ltd
  • River Adur Conservation Society
  • Severn Rivers Trust
  • Slaney River Trust
  • South Cumbria Rivers Trust
  • South East Wales Rivers Trust
  • Sussex Ouse Conservation Society
  • Teifi Rivers Trust
  • Thames 21 Ltd
  • Thames Explorer Trust
  • Thames Rivers Restoration Trust
  • The Clwyd and Conwy Rivers Trust
  • The Don Catchment Rivers Trust
  • The Welsh River Dee Trust
  • The Wandle Trust
  • The Wear Rivers Trust
  • The Weardale Environmental Trust (merged into Wear Rivers Trust)
  • Trent Rivers Trust
  • Tweed Forum
  • Tweed Foundation
  • Tyne Rivers Trust
  • Wessex Salmon and Rivers Trust
  • Westcountry Rivers Trust
  • Wye & Usk Foundation
  • Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust

See also


  1. ^ Association of Rivers Trusts, Registered Charity no. 1107144 at the Charity Commission

External links

  • UK Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Consultation on river basin guidance; ART as consultee
  • Environment Agency: List of stakeholders, incl. ART
  • The Times, January 7, 2007 article: Sales of the Riverbank
  • UK Rivers Network website
  • River Restoration News: report on founding of ART
  • Angling News: Alliance between Environment Agency and the Association of Rivers Trusts
  • The Rivers Trust website
  • Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust website
  • The Don Catchment Rivers Trust website
  • Calder & Colne Rivers Trust website
  • Aire Rivers Trust website
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