Projects

tree planting volunteers

Act For Eden's Rivers

An exciting two-year project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund that will provide a wide range of opportunities for people to become pollution fighters, habitat creators and river defenders!

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Tractor pulling an aerator

Facilitation Fund farmers' groups

Helping farmers in the Petteril, Lowther and Leith catchments make the most of Countryside Stewardship schemes

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Trout Beck, Eden, Cumbria

Trout Beck habitat improvements

We've been working in the catchment for over 10 years - and have plans for more improvements in 2019. Find out why we continue to work here

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Eden Rivers Wonder World exhibition

Eden Rivers Wonder World exhibition

An ambitious, interactive family exhibition co-created and developed by ourselves and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery and enjoyed by over 10,000 people in the summer of 2018

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Eden River Ramblers

Eden River Rambles

Being motivated to get outside for a walk on a damp, cloudy and drizzling winter day is often too much to ask of some people, but not our band of Eden River Ramblers! Find out more about this innovative project bringing people closer to our rivers.

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volunteers planting trees

Cherish Eden

A five-year National Lottery Heritage Fund project reaching people of all ages to learn about, visit and care for Eden's rivers

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Digger removing a weir in the River Eamont

Removing barriers in the river

In 2016, we removed weirs on two rivers to improve fish passage as part of our five-year Eden River Restoration strategy

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Close-up of the face of the Litter Monster

Litter Monster

Beware the litter monster ... a 5 metre reminder of the devastating impact that plastic and rubbish has on our rivers, created by Primary School children.

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Dry stone wall and cows in the field

PhD study into flood mitigation and water quality

An academic study with Lancaster University into how farming practices can reduce flood risk and improve water quality

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River running through a sunlit valley with trees planted on the riverbank

Changing the course, slowing the flow

Restoring reaches of Scandal Beck and the River Lyvennet, improving natural river processes, using natural flood management techniques and creating habitat.

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Young people coppicing

#iwill adventures

Twenty-three young people, two adventures and a willingness to try something new = social action, fun in the outdoors & life-long friendships

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Landscape at Cairn Beck with wiggling river channel and ponds

Cairn Beck NFM project

A three-year project to identify and install natural flood management (NFM) measures in the Cairn Beck catchment

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Marble Run at an agricultural show

Marble Run: River

How two artists worked with young people in Carlisle following the 2015 floods to create an innovative marble run that illustrates how rivers work

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Pebbles covered in felt by the river

Inside Out felt trail

An insight into how a community shared and expressed their experiences following the 2015 Appleby floods

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