Hopefully you now know some of the important work we do to protect and improve the rivers, lakes and surrounding area across the Severn.
But we can’t do this work without your help. The Severn Rivers Trust is a small charity and we rely on generous support from people and organisations. We work with many people across the Severn region already doing all sorts of things. If you love your river, why not get out there and help it out. Our motto is “We get our feet wet” and would love for you to come and help us.
Volunteer for the Severn Rivers Trust
Join us! We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers. There is plenty to do from surveying rivers for plants to otters; removing invasive species like Himalayan Balsam to helping out at events or litter picks to planting trees. It all helps improve your local river!
Volunteering with the Severn Rivers Trust is a great way to learn about our work and enjoy the local countryside while doing your bit for the environment.
Become a River Champion
Do you love your local stretch of river? Do you see it every day, every week or once a month? You can really help us out by becoming a River Champion.
River Champions help us by collecting information on local rivers which we then use to develop a series of activities to help improve the river.
Get involved directly with conservation by becoming one of our Riverfly Monitors. Riverfly Monitors are trained to sample their local river for aquatic invertebrates on a regular basis. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, learn more about your local river, meet new people and “get your feet wet”.
Placement – River Fish Field Research Assistant
The regulation of rivers for the purposes of flood defence, hydropower generation and navigation has profound physical and ecological impacts through their disruptions to hydrology, natural functioning and connectivity. Whilst river regulatory schemes provide major ecosystem services for societal benefit, the resultant habitat disruption, including blockages to fish migration and physical changes to channel form, are increasingly recognised as the major global threat to freshwater fish diversity. Given that the predicted consequences of long-term changes in climate include increased periods of intense rainfall in many regions, such as that observed in the UK in winter of 2013/14, then river regulation schemes designed to prevent flood damage are only likely to increase.
Requirements: Must be physically fit. Sometimes field work can include walking up and down the river or carrying buckets of sediment. Must own a pair of wellington boots and waterproof clothing. Can provide life jackets and possibly waders.
For further information you can contact: email@example.com