Welcome to The Aire Rivers Trust
The Aire Rivers Trust has a unique role as a voluntary body set up to help improve the quality of the River Aire and its catchment, in order that all river and catchment users can enjoy a better experience of the river.
One Vision for The River Aire
A thriving river valued for its environmental, social and economic benefits, and which is actively appreciated by the community for its diverse ecology and contribution to flood risk management.
3 Key Aims
Good ecological status for river and tributaries
Reduced risk and consequences of flooding
Improved community appreciation of the river
We oversee the continuing regeneration of the river and its’ tributaries after our industrial past. The river has improved dramatically over the last 40 years and we aim to continue the journey back to a pristine watercourse of which residents and visitors can be proud.
We were set up in 2011 and carry out 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 Aire.
We rely entirely on grants, fund raising activities and donations to carry out our work.