Tyne Rivers Trust

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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 […]

Tackling the toxic legacy of metal mining

23rd September 2020

Metal mines played a major part in Britain’s history, but abandoned mines now pollute our rivers, harm aquatic life and are bad for tourism. The Trust has been working with the Environment Agency and the Coal Authority to tackle the toxic legacy left by these mines. We’ve focussed on using green engineering to prevent sediments […]

Getting back to the new normal

14th July 2020

We’re pleased to be re-starting our group volunteer tasks but wanted to reassure everyone that we have put measures in place to ensure that we can do so safely. From now on: There will be a maximum of 6 per task group We will only choose locations with parking so everyone can make there own […]


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