Charity (no. 1135007/06545646)

Plymouth River Keepers - Westcountry Rivers Trust

"Connecting water, people and place."

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

Plymouth River Keepers aims are:

  • To prevent pollution incidents and improve water quality
  • To protect the streams for wildlife and current and future generations
  • To ensure the places streams flow are ones people can enjoy, now and in future
  • To embed water environment caretakers in communities
  • To build a local love for water

Whether you want to find out how to help your local environment or are already a committed environmentalist, you are invited to join us as a Plymouth River Keeper.



Our Services Are

Free

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What We Do

Connecting with place... Connecting with people...

We are initially working in North West Plymouth to restore and improve three streams which flow into the River Tamar.

We believe the people who live in our initial project areas will have plenty of ideas on how to make local improvements, and how to involve others in their community.

Our first step in collaborating with you is to discover your thoughts and ideas about your connection to water in the areas of Ernesettle, Tamerton Foliot, Southway, Whitleigh, Widewell, Honicknowle, Derriford West and Crownhill, and Manadon and Widey.

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Volunteer

Throughout the project, we aim to implement positive habitat improvements works such as removing invasive non-native plant species, coppicing trees, strengthening riverbanks and removing barriers to fish passage, as well as running community events such as river clean-ups.

As a Plymouth River Keeper, you will be making decisions to prioritise future actions such as these, and there may even be opportunities for you to get involved with some of the practical aspects.

You are invited to get involved with Westcountry Citizen Science (CSI) - CSI River Keepers monitor their local waterways, keeping a look out for changes in water quality, pollution issues, problem plants and the well-being of wildlife.


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Additional Info

Plymouth Rivers Keepers is an initiative of the charity Westcountry Rivers Trust (www.wrt.org.uk) in collaboration with the Bioregional Learning Centre (www.bioregion.org.uk) based in South Devon. This three-year project (2019-2022) aims to show the benefits (health, wellbeing, environmental) that individuals, groups and businesses can gain from connecting water, people and place in this unique location.




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