Westcountry Rivers Trust
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The Westcountry Rivers Trust is a waterway society and a registered charity No. 1045806 in the West Country of England, United Kingdom. The Trust was founded in 1995 and aims to protect and enhance the West Country's rivers and streams, and to work with the region's landowners, farmers and the wider community, mainly through education projects.
Cornwall Rivers Project
This £2.6 million Project, from 2002 to 2006, was funded by the European Union (European Agriculture Guidance and Guarantee Fund) Objective 1 Programme and by the UK Government's Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It was aimed at those managing land in the catchments of these rivers and streams:
- River Allen, River Caerhays, River Camel, River Looe (East Looe River), (West Looe River), River Fal, River Fowey, River Gannel, Lerryn River, River Inny, River Lynher, River Menalhyl, River Mevagissey, River Neet, River Otter, River Seaton, River Strat, River Tiddy, River Tresilian, River White.
Trust members visited over 870 landholdings in Cornwall to help improve farming practice, to protect the environment and to make economic savings. More than 1,380 km of watercourses were surveyed, and Integrated River Basin Resource Management Plans issued.
An End of Project leaflet was produced:
- BBC NEWS, 7 January 2006, "Successful river scheme finishes" - Cornwall Rivers Project
- BBC NEWS, 9 December 2004, "County hosts estuary conference"
- Environment Agency on the Cornwall Rivers Project
- European Union / Objective One Partnership for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly
- Cornwall County Council: Estuaries, Rivers and Wetlands
- Cornwall Rivers Project website
- Cornwall Rivers Project, River Catchments Neet and Strat
- "Confluence" - The Journal of the Westcountry Rivers Trust, Winter 07/08, Issue 8
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