We are your local Rivers Trust

Working hard to improve rivers and waterways in Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield.

The 60 local organisations making up the Rivers Trusts network are a group of environmental charities in the UK and Ireland dedicated to protecting and improving river environments for the benefit of people and wildlife.

Healthy rivers are essential to human life, they provide us with drinking water, they water our crops, they are home to important species of wildlife, they provide recreational spaces for our health and wellbeing. Despite this, 0% of rivers in England are in good overall health and have been declining over recent years.

State of Rivers

Shocking facts about the state of rivers

We want to equip people with the knowledge to speak up for and protect our rivers. Many people simply don’t realise the level of threat freshwater habitats are facing. With a greater understanding of their plight, we can start to demand and enact change. Here are some of the most shocking facts about rivers – you have been warned!


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