Yorkshire Derwent Partnership

“Habitats are connected, people are connected, activities are connected”


The Derwent Partnership brings together people from local communities, landowners, businesses and other organisations to decide how the River Derwent, the rivers and streams flowing into the Derwent and the land adjacent to them can be managed for the interests of wildlife, habitats and people.


The Partnership is co-hosted by the East Yorkshire Rivers Trust and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. However, to deliver the many improvements that are needed in the catchment we need to work in collaboration with other stakeholders who have an interest in the River Derwent and its surrounding landscape. An Interim Steering Group was established in 2013 to help improve the catchment and includes representatives from the following organisations:

  • Country Land and Business Association;

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council;

  • East Yorkshire Rivers Trust;

  • Environment Agency;

  • Forestry Commission;

  • Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty;

  • National Farmers Union;

  • Natural England;

  • North York Moors National Park Authority;

  • North Yorkshire County Council;

  • Ryedale District Council;

  • Scarborough Borough Council;

  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

We want to hear from you too. If you have 5 minutes to spare, please complete our questionnaire and tell us what changes you think are needed in the Derwent catchment to help create a healthier water environment and an improved landscape.

Keep up to date with our latest Partnership meetings and newsletters.


“Habitats are connected, people are connected, activities are connected”

(note to Ryan: can we include the CaBA logo somehow to the right of the title please ie. River Derwent Catchment Partnership – I couldn’t get it to format properly here!)

The Derwent Partnership brings together people from local communities, landowners, businesses and other organisations to decide how the River Derwent, the rivers and streams flowing into the Derwent and the land adjacent to them can be managed for the interests of wildlife, habitats and people.

The Partnership is co-hosted by the East Yorkshire Rivers Trust and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. However, to deliver the many improvements that are needed in the catchment we need to work in collaboration with other stakeholders who have an interest in the River Derwent and its surrounding landscape. An Interim Steering Group was established in 2013 to help improve the catchment and includes representatives from the following organisations:

- Country Land and Business Association;

- East Riding of Yorkshire Council;

- East Yorkshire Rivers Trust;

- Environment Agency;

- Forestry Commission;

- Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty;

- National Farmers Union;

- Natural England;

- North York Moors National Park Authority;

- North Yorkshire County Council;

- Ryedale District Council;

- Scarborough Borough Council;

- Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

We want to hear from you too. If you have 5 minutes to spare, please complete [K1] our questionnaire and tell us what changes you think are needed in the Derwent catchment to help create a healthier water environment and an improved landscape.


[K1]Note: this links to the survey that is currently on the website which would be good to keep.