River Friendly Shropshire

River Friendly Shropshire

River Friendly Shropshire

The county of Shropshire has over 3,846 miles of water course from the tiniest of brooks to the mighty Magnificent Severn. This arterial network supplies our drinking water and supports a diverse range of wildlife. However, our water environments are degrading fast with less than a fifth of England’s rivers considered healthy. Misconnected drains, plastics, chemical pollution, climate change and surface runoff from roads and farms are just some of the challenges in which make maintaining river health difficult.

However, by frequently monitoring and learning signs of pollution in our waterways, awareness of challenges facing our rivers can be recognised as well as allow necessary action to take place so they can be improved.

What can we do?

No matter what size your local watercourse is, it needs your protection! You can find out more by using our downloadable resources which will help you to understand and identify water pollution in our rivers.

Get in touch!

For further advice and support Contact us on our dedicated Shropshire Rivers Hub enquiry line: rivershub@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk . We are also keen to hear about your river wildlife sightings.

Download the attached record sheet and risk assessment to run your own litter clean-up!