The cotswolds Rivers Trust is a charity run by unpaid volunteers.  We formed in March 2011 to ensure that the Cotswolds rivers are fully included in the implementation of the EU's Water Framework Directive.  This directive requires all of the UK's rivers to achieve good ecological status by 2015.  An outline of the directive can be found here.

Our income is derived entirely from grants, donations and subscriptions and we use this to implement physical improvements to the Cotswolds rivers and to campaign for improvements, e.g. by reducing damaging abstraction.  We also aim to educate people about "how rivers work" and the value of healthy rivers as living ecosystems.

We are pleased to be supported by:

The Rivers Trust   Cotswold Flyfishers   Whitley Stimpson   Andy Grey Flyfishing

The Cotswolds Conservation Board   The Wild Trout Trust

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The Cotswolds Rivers Trust is a company registered in England & Wales.  Registered No. 7568224.  Reg Office: Claremont House, Deans Court, BICESTER, OX26 6BW.  Registered Charity Number 1150357.