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The Eden Rivers Trust is the only charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of the River Eden, its tributaries and its surrounding countryside.

It was set up in 1996 and has carried out more than 200 projects to improve the condition of the river for its wildlife and for people to enjoy.

We are involved in saving some of the country’s most endangered species and preventing pollution by working with local people, farmers and landowners close to the river.

Much of our work involves education and explaining to people about the importance of the River Eden.  In the last five years we have met and spread the word to more than 10,000 people, half of them school children from 50 different schools.

We rely entirely on grants, fund raising activities and donations to carry out our work.


Eden Rivers Trust invites you to save a river


The Saving Eden Coalition is launched!  To find out what it's all about and why people are joining together to save the Eden watch our wonderful new film here.  You can also see a catchment map showing all the problems with the River Eden and read our Catchment Plan to find out how you can get involved.


Job Opportunities


Crayfish Surveyor - River Eden catchment - August & September 2014


We are looking for an enthusiastic and competent ecological surveyor to carry out our annual native crayfish survey in the Eden Valley during August and September 2014.  Please read this Job Description and return this Application Form to us by 21 July 2014.  Please also read our Equal Opportunities Policy and return the completed Equal Opportunities Form to us.


Programme Manager - River Eden Restoration Strategy

A very exciting opportunity has arisen to work on a river habitat restoration co-delivery programme with our partners the Environment Agency and Natural England. The Strategy, now in its third year, is delivering and planning an innovative and large scale rolling portfolio of river restoration projects.  For more information please click here.


Flood Risk Management Masters by Research Project  


This exciting opportunity is now available through a partnership project between ourselves, Durham University, The Roe Catchment Community Water Management Group and the EA. The closing date for applications is 18 July 2014. For more information please follow this link: 



Voluntary opportunities

We always need volunteers to help us carry out our work. Please see our Get your feet wet page.

Pollution: If you need to report a pollution incident on the River Eden or its tributaries please contact the Environment Agency on 0800 80 70 60 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

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The Eden Rivers Trust is a Registered Charity, Number 1123588.  It is also a Company Limited by Guarantee, Number 06460807, registered in England and Wales.