John Rattray - Head of Operations

Welcoming John Rattray to the ERT team

Meet John Rattray , our new Head of Operations.

Sheep lying under a hedge

Life on the (h)edge

There's more to the humble hedge than meets the eye. Discover why healthy hedgerows are essential for rivers and wildlife.

Melbourne Park weir

Breaking down barriers to breathe new life into urban rivers

Helping to make Melbourne Park a better place for people and wildlife

Group of people holding tree twigs

Branching out with our new community tree nursery

Growing our community tree nursery in the heart of Penrith

Group of people on stage receiving the European Riverprize

European Riverprize winners

Work by members of the Cumbria River Restoration Partnership to improve rivers in Cumbria is recognised by prestigious European award.

tree tubes in a wetland

Putting down roots to improve rivers

Anna Holliday shares why woodlands are essential for healthy rivers and how the Woodlands for Water scheme can support the creation of new woodlands.

people litter picking along a footpath

Breaking down barriers and building bridges to rivers and nature

Our exciting new partnership project to open up Eden's rivers to more people and wildlife receives a £181k boost from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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River Champions Act for Eden!

This summer over 400 pupils from schools in Carlisle and the Eden Valley have taken on the challenge to Act for Eden for life in our new, unique education programme.

Celebrating another year working with rivers

All the news from our annual Supporters' Day, including the inspirational people who were awarded this year's Ploughlands Legacy Award.

river dipping at Flakebridge

Nurturing natural rivers and wildlife havens in Trout Beck

Marking the end of our EU funded Water Environment Grant project on the Trout Beck with a celebration day for members of the community and volunteers.

Morland Beck sewer outflow

Sewage stats show improvement for Eden’s rivers, but Defra’s plan threatens stagnation

We welcome the improvements made in the Eden catchment over the last year but caution that Defra’s plan threatens the pace and progress needed for sewage-free rivers all year round.

upland peat landscape in Eden

View from the riverbank

ERT's Elizabeth Radford hikes to the source of the Eden, a land of windswept fells and peat wetlands as far as the eye can see...or is it?