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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


Apprentice Eden - Level 2 Apprentices
Starting September 2015

Looking to develop your career in conservation management and focus on rivers and wetlands?
This is a rare opportunity to be part of our apprentice team gaining hands-on practical experience whilst completing your Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation.
Find out more about Apprentice Eden and download the application pack

Closing date is midday, Friday 17 July 2015


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.