International Day of Action for Rivers – we’re passionate about the Wye

By Dilys Merry
14th March 2022

Today March 14th is International Day of Action for Rivers – inspiring people all over the world in their fight to protect our precious waterways. We focus on present actions to Save the Wye.

We’re continuing our efforts to keep the shocking state of our lovely River Wye in the public eye. And we’re also making sure it’s on the agenda for the bodies who have the power to protect it.

Our recent letter in the Hereford Times fully supported Herefordshire council and the Nutrient Management Board in their call for a Water Protection Zone to be set up.

It also recognised the massive positive involvement of local people. Our dedicated citizen scientists are doing solid work testing the whole Wye catchment. Meanwhile our elected representatives are raising the issue regularly. The February ‘One Planet’ supplement in the Hereford Times features an article written by one of our citizen scientists. Read the article here.

Our full page article in the Hereford Times by one of our citizen scientists
Bryony John explains our citizen science project and what motivated her to join

We’ve joined up with local and national groups to write to Minister of the Environment Rebecca Pow MP. We invited her to visit us and deliver the 7 urgent actions proposed by campaigning group RiverAction. Read our letter to Rebecca Pow here.

And right now we’re asking people to join RiverAction’s call for a doubling of funding for environmental protection agencies, so they can be effective protectors of our river systems. The Environment Agency’s funding has been cut by 75% in the last 10 years.

You can sign the petition here. More than 55,000 have already signed…

The logos of all the organisations collaborating in this letter