The Aire Rivers Trust was formed in 2011 by a group of like minded individuals who are passionate about improving the River Aire. Since then we have delivered over £500k worth of improvements including two fish passes in Kirkstall. Our work focuses on improving fish passage, river clean ups, educational projects, tackling water quality issues, improving access and the eradication of alien invasive plant species. We like to think that we could be described as having “wet feet” because we have the reputation of being “doers”, concentrating much of our effort on practical catchment, river and fishery improvement works on the ground.
The Aire Rivers Trust is a charity and a company limited by guarantee, run and supported by volunteers. We are part of a national Rivers Trust movement and act as the Catchment Host for the Aire and Calder.