COVID-19 update

Tyne Rivers Trust considers managing the increased risk of transmission of COVID-19 of paramount importance. Following the latest government guidance, issued on 4th January 2021, where possible and safe to do so, we continue to deliver our key projects. We are constantly evaluating the situation and will keep up regular contact with our partners, funders and volunteers. All practical volunteer tasks have now been paused until it’s safe to resume.

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Turning the Tide: We want to see the highs and lows of your lockdown journey

17th February 2021

Download a fish template here or feel free to create your own.

Our photo competition is open for entries!

28th January 2021

We’re looking for your best pictures of the Tyne rivers and wildlife for our fantastic photo competition. Whether it’s the calming River Derwent, the meandering River Don or the magnificent River Tyne that captures your imagination, we’d love to see your pictures. The competition is open until summer 2021 when we will pick the best […]

Play the lottery and support your Tyne

11th January 2021

Project to tackle farming pollution proves a success with 12 month extension

10th December 2020

A project which supports farmers to reduce pollution and increase efficiency has been so successful it has been given a 12-month extension. The Ouseburn countryside stewardship fund run by Tyne Rivers Trust focuses on the urban farms and rivers around Newcastle which have a huge bearing on localised flooding. As part of the project the […]

Thankyou to our funders

2nd December 2020

Although it’s been a challenging year, we’d like to thank all of our funders for their support throughout 2020. In particular, the National Lottery Heritage Fund which has helped our volunteers to continue enjoying our task days in a safe way.

Schoolgirls swan secures calendar front cover

25th November 2020

A schoolgirl from Kenton has won our photography competition to secure the front cover of the 2021 charity calendar. Sixteen-year-old, Katy Read who is a pupil at the Royal Grammar School in Jesmond has won our annual photography competition. Her close-up of a swan now adorns the front cover of the charity calendar, which will […]

Celebrating World Fish Migration Day

22nd October 2020

24th October is World Fish Migration Day, where we celebrate the incredible journey undertaken every year by species like salmon and sea trout. These fish follow their sense of smell to travel thousands of miles to return to the place where they hatched to give their offspring the best chance of survival. This journey is made […]


7th October 2020

After disappointing news on the state of UK’s rivers last month, with no river achieving good chemical status, due to a new way of assessing chemical status which includes new chemicals and tighter limits, Chief Executive Officer of Tyne Rivers Trust, Ceri Gibson is keen to reassure people that all is not lost for the […]


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