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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Salmon populations may adapt their eggs to survive in degraded rivers

29th January 2019

Salmon populations may adapt their eggs to survive in degraded rivers A study by the Trust’s Deputy Director, Dr Jack Bloomer whilst at Southampton University suggests that the membrane of salmon eggs may evolve to cope with reduced oxygen levels in rivers, thereby helping their embryos to incubate successfully. The research, funded by the Environment […]

Our position on Anick Haughs gravel quarrying

Our position on Anick Haughs gravel quarrying Tyne Rivers Trust is not a pressure group and we await good scientific evidence in all development-related issues, including this one. We have considerable experience in linking to NCC Planning and EA regulatory issues for previous relevant sites such as Plenmeller opencast mining and subsequent major mining developments […]

Making culverts more fish-friendly

21st January 2019

Making culverts more fish-friendly Tyne Rivers Trust has worked with the Environment Agency, Highways England and Road Link Limited to make two culverts that run under the A69 more fish friendly. Darden Burn at Hexham and Crossley Burn at Haydon Bridge both posed problems for migratory fish trying to move upstream to lay their eggs […]

Moving muck to improve the River Don

20th November 2018

Moving muck to improve the River Don We’ve been working with the Environment Agency to improve water quality in the River Don by tackling barriers to fish migration and pollution from farming. One of the key areas for improvement is reducing run-off from farms close to the river. Simple measures such as moving and storing muck in […]

Volunteers autumn update

8th November 2018

It’s been a busy Autumn for our group of dedicated volunteers with a focus on  traditional hedge laying techniques. A joint task with the National Trust saw volunteers creating dead hedges at Gibside to stop debris from washing down a steep bank into the river. While willow weaving was the order of the day on the river […]

Charity calendar on sale

30th October 2018

A pair of Kingfishers photographed at Gosforth nature reserve have proved the source of inspiration for the front cover of this year’s Tyne Rivers Trust charity calendar and have proved lucky for winner, Martin Farrer, who has bagged the front cover shot for the second time in three years.   Martin Farrer, a retired engineer […]

Surfers Against Sewage River Clean up at Monkton Burn

11th October 2018

We’re joining with SurfersAgainstSewage to host an autumn beach and river clean up at Monkton Burn on Thursday 25th October from 10.30am-2.30pm. It’s a drop-in event so come for as little or long as you can. We will be getting in the river to remove all the debris so wellies are a must! It is […]


3rd September 2018

FROM WASTE TO WHEAT   A farmer is using sediment that would have ended up in the river to enrich his soil as part of a project to improve water quality in the Ouseburn. David Fretwell from West Farm has installed a sediment trap which not only reduces pollution entering the river but benefits his […]


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