Welcome to the website for the Essex and Suffolk Rivers Trust
East Anglian rivers are a great resource for leisure – walkers, photographers, anglers and canoeists to name a few – and for wildlife. They are also essential water sources for drinking and for agriculture. But our rivers are not always as healthy as they should be, so our mission is to improve them and to educate people in how important this is.
Formed in 2013 we are an organisation with a practical emphasis on projects. Please treat this site as a source of ongoing information, and let us have your views and suggestions.
The Essex and Suffolk Rivers Trust (ESRT) is a Charity (number 1157392) and Company Limited by Guarantee (8834787) and is proud to have been formed under the umbrella of the national Rivers Trust. Although legally an independent organisation ESRT will continue to work in close co-operation with the national body and benefit from the national guidance and training.
Much of the work of ESRT will be taking forward projects to help implement the EU Water Framework Directive as it applies to England.
We expect funding for our projects to come from all quarters including through collaborative bids for project work developed by the Catchment Partnerships and others. If you wish to support work to improve the river please contact us.