What we do

Improving our river and encouraging people to visit and value it means doing projects. Lots of projects. That costs money, sometimes lots of money. And needs people, often volunteers.

We work on the main river and along all of the tributaries, from Malham to Airmyn, on and in the river, along the banks and anywhere in the catchment.

Upcoming major project is DNAire – a project developed jointly with the Environment Agency and already part funded by the EA and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This is designed to allow salmon to return to the river and breed in their historic spawning grounds in the headwaters as well as to attract more people to use and love our great river.

We cannot do this alone and so we work with many other partners, currently including The Wild Trout Trust, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, The Environment Agency and Bradford Council. Details of current projects can be found in teh menu above or by clicking below:

DNAire – returning salmon to Skipton

River Aire Care  – a river stewardship programme

Riverfly Monitoring – a citizen science project looking at invertebrates in our rivers and becks

Friends of Bradford’s Becks – caring for all of Bradford’s Becks

Worth River Friends – building appreciation of the Worth and tributaries

Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership – bringing people together to create multiple benefits