Tyne Rivers Trust


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 […]

Former children’s heart specialist aims to connect more people to nature

11th June 2020

Tyne Rivers Trust has appointed a new Chair who aims to improve people’s wellbeing by enabling more children and adults to connect with nature through the Tyne’s unique river system. Professor Richard Kirk is an international pediatric cardiologist who has extensive experience of charity and non-profit organisations both in this country and abroad. He has […]

2021 photo competition is open for entries!

8th April 2020

Our 2021 photo competition is open for entries. We’d love you to send us your river images from the Tyne catchment to be in with a chance of being featured in our 2021 charity calendar. Ceri Gibson, Director of Tyne Rivers Trust says: “The standard of images last year was fantastic so I’m looking forward […]


19th March 2020

Spring 2020 Following the wettest winter in modern times, river great and small are fining down into fishable order. There will be some interesting changes to the rivers, new gravels, new pools and new holes to surprise you! Please take care when wading. The first salmon caught off the River Tyne this season was a […]


12th March 2020

Saltwell Park will soon be more rain resilient thanks to a rain garden being designed and built by pupils at Gibside School, with help from Tyne Rivers Trust. The project, developed by Tyne Rivers Trust, the only environmental charity dedicated to looking after the River Tyne, will see pupils design and build a garden that […]

Fund aims to help Don and Derwent landowners reduce pollution

3rd March 2020

Tyne Rivers Trust has launched a new project to help farmers and landowners south of the River Tyne to increase efficiency and reduce pollution from agriculture entering the river system. The Don to Derwent facilitation fund, which is funded by DEFRA (Department for Food & rural Affairs) and run by Tyne Rivers Trust, aims to […]


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