We are always looking for people who can help us.
For more information about these roles and to discuss how you can get involved contact Rachel our Volunteering Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a group made up of people from all over the Severn catchment who come together once every two weeks in different locations to blitz an area that needs help. Activities include river clean-ups, tree planting, and clearing invasive species.
Our network of volunteers help us collect important monitoring data to understand more about the health of our rivers. All training and equipment is provided and no technical knowledge or experience is required to get started. Why not try your hand identifying river invertebrates which are important indicators of water quality?Or have a go at seasonal fish counts such as shad, eel and salmon? The location of monitoring sites varies depending on what projects we are currently running.
We run a variety of activities at specific places where we are working to restore the river. We will regularly advertise for volunteer activities and training events for these roles.
Our rivers are in trouble and we must act now. Migratory fish populations have declined by a staggering 93% in Europe since 1970. 40% of all rivers in England and Wales are polluted with sewage. A third of water taken from rivers is wasted (through leaks, treatment losses, and in the home).
The river Severn and its streams are being choked by plastics and litter, blocked by dams, diverted by culverts, and poisoned by chemicals, animal waste, even human sewage. Banks are being overrun with invasive knot weed and balsam and eroded by livestock, damaging precious river habitats and increasing the rate of soil loss – a valuable finite resource which we must protect.
The Severn Rivers Trust is a registered independent charity (Charity No 1134096). We rely on grants and support from the public to keep us going.
Every penny that you donate helps us to continue our crucial work restoring the Severn’s rivers.
Please support us today.
Donate as much or as little as you can afford, your contribution is valuable to us and will go directly into improving the rivers and catchment across the Severn. You can also fund-raise for your river.
Try clicking the Virgin Money Giving button on the left.
If you are able to make a major donation we are incredibly grateful, as a charity donations help to support the running of the charity.
For more information about the difference a major donation can make, or to ask how to make your donation please contact our Finance Team at Finance@severnriverstrust.com
Did you know you can raise money for Severn Rivers Trust while you shop? To set this up go to Amazon Smile for details
No matter how small, leaving something to us in your Will really makes a difference. By remembering the Severn Rivers Trust in your Will, you will ensure that nature has a voice for years to come. For more information please contact Finance@severnriverstrust.com
Donations whether they are one off or monthly or even annual, really do help us undertake the work we do:
Hopefully you now know some of the important work we do to protect and improve the rivers, lakes and surrounding area across the Severn.But we can’t do this work without your help. The Severn Rivers Trust is a small charity and we rely on generous support from people and organisations. We work with many people across the Severn region already doing all sorts of things. If you love your river, why not get out there and help it out. Our motto is “We get our feet wet” and would love for you to come and help us.
Are you a business operating in the Severn catchment area? Your rivers need you! A donation of money, time or services will make a massive difference to our ongoing work protecting and enhancing the Severn’s rivers.
For more information and to discuss ways we can work together – from a single corporate volunteering day to a bespoke annual programme of activities please contact us at email@example.com