Rethinking rivers. For good.

For healthy, natural rivers where Eden's people and wildlife can thrive

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Eden is a unique and beautiful network of rivers, becks and lakes, stretching 80 miles from Hellgill Force to the Solway Firth. Covering an impressive 850 square miles, our rivers are essential – when they thrive, so do we.

We’re the Cumbrian conservation charity standing up for Eden’s rivers, enhancing and protecting the river environment so that people and wildlife can thrive. For over 25 years we have created and protected havens for wildlife; ensured that our precious fresh water is clean and safe for everyone; and spread the word about healthy, natural rivers far and wide to thousands of our fellow Cumbrians.

With your support; our expertise in working with nature and natural processes; our dedicated volunteers and key partnerships with organisations and local communities, together we can find better ways to ensure Eden’s rivers support a brighter future for all.

Join us in rethinking rivers. For good!


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Access to Eden: breaking barriers, building bridges

Our £2.6 million partnership project that will break down barriers to Eden's rivers and nature - improving green and blue spaces and providing opportunities, tools and training so that more people have the confidence and ability to explore and enjoy our rivers.

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Bringing back water voles to Eden

Our ambitious plan to reintroduce this much-loved creature back to Eden's waters!

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Woodlands for Water

Making it easier for landowners to create new woodland, great for rivers, nature and natural flood management.

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Re-wiggling our way to a wetter, wilder Bowber Head

The challenges of undertaking river restoration in a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

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