The Our Rivers campaign is led by WWF-UK, RSPB, the Angling Trust and the Salmon and Trout Association, although its strength comes from its roots – over two thousand Our Rivers supporters and the wealth of knowledge that exists within local river networks.
The campaign was launched in 2009 when the Environment Agency published draft Water Framework Directive River Basin Management Plans that set out future plans for our rivers. These key plans were entirely lacking in ambition, and incomprehensible to all but a few experts. As a result of our efforts we are going to be seeing major changes to the way in which people are involved in these plans in the future.
In 2010, the first ever Our Rivers Awards were launched, highlighting what’s best and worst about the rivers in this country. The awards received huge media interest and you can still read about the winners from last year’s Our Rivers Awards here and watch a short film about the winning river here
In 2011, the Our Rivers campaign wants to know what you get up to on your nearest river, to take our survey, click here