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Unveiling the Next Chapter: Join Us to find out if our Rivers can survive!

By Angharad
19th March 2024

After the resounding success of our recent inaugural talk in the series “Can our Rivers Survive?” we’re thrilled to announce the next event in this engaging series!


During our previous gathering, over 80 attendees were captivated by the screening of our new film, shedding light on our unwavering commitment to safeguarding the Herefordshire countryside. This film not only deepened attendees’ understanding of our mission but also showcased our broader campaigns, including efforts to plant more hedgerows and halt damaging developments in our cherished countryside.

Undoubtedly, the highlight of the evening was the introduction of Wye Viz, an innovative data collection initiative borne out of collaboration and three years of hard work by our Citizen Science team of over 400 volunteers taking regular samples of the River Wye. Wye Viz stands as an open-access visualization platform, offering comprehensive insights into all the River Wye data collected over the past three years. This invaluable resource allows for in-depth analysis at both individual sampling sites and entire catchments, empowering us to make informed decisions and take effective action against environmental threats. This tool isn’t just a window into our findings; it’s a powerful asset for presenting specific pollution trends to Government bodies, Regulators, Local Councils and the Media.

Moreover, the event served as a platform for lively discussions and active participation, with attendees posing thoughtful questions and expressing keen interest in volunteering their time and expertise.

Looking ahead, we’re excited to expand the reach of this critical dialogue by announcing additional venues for the “Can our Rivers Survive?” talk series in 2024. These events will continue to delve into pertinent environmental and landscape issues across Herefordshire, fostering greater awareness and collaboration within our community.

Our next talk will be held from 7-9pm on Friday, April 5th, at Garway Village Hall, HR2 8RQ.

All are welcome, but as we are limited by the capacity of Garway hall, please book your tickets by texting 07870 948 576 or emailing Complimentary light refreshments of tea, coffee, and biscuits will be available.

Following our talk at Garway, our Director Andrew McRobb has been invited by Castlemorton Environment Group to give a talk about our the state of our rivers at Castlemorton, near Malvern on Thursday, April 25th.  For more details and to attend this click please click here.

If you’re passionate about environmental conservation and interested in hosting one of these enlightening events in your locality, we encourage you to reach out to Barbara at for further details.

We look forward to meeting more of you at these upcoming talks. Together, we’re making tangible strides towards safeguarding our rivers and countryside for generations to come!

CPRE Herefordshire Can Rivers Survive talk
CPRE Herefordshire