Last summer the DWT produced a beautiful film highlighting the “fragile, threatened beauty” of Devon’s rivers:
It’s webpages offer links to info on species and projects;
“Devon’s rivers act as arteries of life running through the county.”
Each summer and autumn adult Atlantic salmon and brown trout begin their exhausting journeys up Devon’s rivers to their spawning grounds. They join a resident cast of fish that include bream, pike, perch and rudd.
On the Axe Valley wetlands it’s possible to find some of Devon’s only communities of water voles.“
Rivers and streams provide wildlife with ‘corridors’ which they can use to move between fragmented habitat” – Steve Hussey, DWT
Devon Wildlife Trust is working in partnership with South West Water to improve water quality for people and nature under the Upstream Thinking project.
And it certainly doesn’t pull its punches when campaigning for wildlife on the county’s rivers: