Friends of the River Exe

by Friends of the River Exe in Exmouth, Devon, United Kingdom

Friends of the River Exe

Total raised £220

£1,000 target 44 days left
22% 7 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 11th July 2024 at 10:00am

Friends of the River Exe are a diverse grass-roots community who are a voice for the Exe, taking actions to protect, restore & celebrate it

by Friends of the River Exe in Exmouth, Devon, United Kingdom

About us

Friends of the River Exe are excited that in a year, we’ve grown from 0 to 353 friends of diverse river users - anglers to wild swimmers, artists to ecologists, farmers to scientists. All pledging to clean up the Exe!


Our funds run out this June - yikes!

With the election coming up we need to get rivers firmly on the agenda. Can you help us do this? 

What we've done so far


Our river community set our agenda on how to clean up the Exe at 6 'River Conversation' events where we drew on the expertise of guest speakers and wise guidance of our partners Sustainable Tiverton, Wild Tiverton CIC, Transition Exeter, Transition Exmouth, Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) and Tidelines.

Citizen science

Our citizen scientists are trained thanks to WRT and our existing testers. 


They're now generating river quality data with their test kits thanks to Sea-Changers - at Tiverton, Exeter, Lympstone and Exmouth. 


Our campaigners have lead actions with Surfers Against Sewage, XR and other local campaigners to highlight local sewage overflows into the Exe.



Our festival organisers and volunteers pulled off the first ever Festival of the Exe in the week of World Rivers Day.


What we want to do next

With your help we can make our grassroots actions a reality this election year to bring about change!

We welcome any donation you may feel able to make, large or small.

Thank you for reading this far!

Mary and Clare

Coordinators, Friends of the River Exe

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