About Us

Wessex Rivers Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to the conservation of chalk streams in Wessex, working towards healthy rivers for wildlife and people. We look at ways to improve local rivers for wildlife and work within catchment partnerships to help achieve their aims. Educating the public about the importance of our rivers increases their value to people, and ultimately builds support for the future of these fragile environments.

Wessex Rivers Trust forms part of the UK’s Rivers Trust movement that has been at the forefront of influencing policy and delivering catchment-wide environmental initiatives for over 20 years. This membership places us in an excellent position to shape and deliver action for these globally important and threatened habitats.

Wessex Rivers Trust works across five main catchment areas, with an office in Salisbury.

River
Restoration

Catchment
Management

Education

Research &
Monitoring