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Jun 28, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: Alan
Come and visit our stand to find out what the East Yorkshire Rivers Trust has been doing to improve your local rivers. We’ll be promoting the work of the Hull & East Riding Catchment Partnership at the Driffield Show on Wednesday 20th July and the Derwent Catchment Partnership at the Ryedale Show on Tuesday 26th July. We’d love to see you there and want to know what you think the issues are on your local river, or your ideas for a project.

The East Yorkshire Rivers Trust

The Chalk Wolds of East Yorkshire are an important source of highly prized spring fed rivers and streams. These watercourses make up a river system that forms the most northerly chalk rivers in Europe.

The major rivers are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI.) This is an indication of the importance of these streams. Chalk rivers and their associated landscapes are a unique and irreplaceable part of our heritage. The East Yorkshire chalk rivers are important for wildlife including the rare Otter and Water Vole. The chalk rivers are under increasing threat from water abstraction, land drainage, agricultural run-off, flood defences and urban development.

On our site, you can find out what makes the Chalk Wolds special, the problems our rivers are facing and how the The East Yorkshire Rivers Trust is working to conserve them.