River Action UK

RCN 1194995,

River Action is a UK-registered charity campaigning on a mission to Rescue Britain’s Rivers. We are entirely independent, never accepting funding from the government, corporates or industry bodies. This enables us to speak truth to power in an uncompromised and fearless manner. We work with local communities to rescue their rivers, supporting their amazing endeavours to amplify and raise awareness nationally, and pressure decision makers in Government and industry to do the right things to protect these amazing but increasingly endangered natural amenities.

River Action UK

All Britain’s rivers are polluted due to industrial, agricultural and sewage pollution. Climate-change driven floods and droughts combined with dirty water threaten communities’ health and water supply. Simultaneously, the government agencies tasked with monitoring and regulating rivers have been drastically defunded so polluters profiteer with impunity. 

In the face of this environmental crisis, we have created a solution that goes to the root causes of the problem and uses a systemic approach to cascade change across the UK. Our five year strategy describes our three overarching goals:

Goal 1 - Empower communities to rescue their rivers locally through providing a River Rescue Kit with all the information and guidance necessary for people to rescue their own river catchments, as well as mobilise citizen scientists to gather evidence of pollution. 

Goal 2 - Mobilise public opinion by producing creative original content that gains maximum exposure nationally raising everyone’s awareness of river pollution and water scarcity, using that momentum to pressure government and industry to invest in better practices and enforce regulation. 

Goal 3 - Advocate government policy and industry practice change for greater Government funding and enforcement to protect and restore rivers, and to shift industry supply chains. This includes promoting the River Action Charter for Rivers (which sets out essential actions to rescue our rivers), taking legal action to hold government and industry polluters to account, and promoting sustainable nature based solutions.


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River Action Uk posted an update on 26th April 2022

Save Our Rivers Crowdfunder - Live!

Hello, 

First and foremost we would like to thank you for all your support. We are working tirelessly towards our goals, and we wouldn't be able to do it without you. 

We are now raising funds for a powerful nationwide campaign to save our rivers, and we have a match funder.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/campaign-to-save-britains-rivers

So far we have raised £12k in one week! 

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We are planning to create an original and impactful creative campaign to put pressure on government bodies in order to gain better protection of our rivers from the pollution caused by profit-hungry corporations and agricultural malpractice. 

To save Britain’s rivers we need  to force those in charge to take immediate action and put an end to this disgraceful situation.

And we believe that people power works! 

Our fundraising target is £25k and we plan to surpass it. For every £1 donated we have another donor who will match-fund your donation. So essentially your donation will be doubled! 

Please donate and share as much as you can, together we can save our rivers!

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/campaign-to-save-britains-rivers

Thank you so much for all your support. 

Kind regards, 

The River Action Team 

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Barry Farrell
10th July 2024 at 3:17pm

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Stuart Dyer
19th March 2024 at 6:49pm

Save our rivers!

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19th March 2024 at 6:49pm

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T Notman
16th February 2024 at 2:22pm

Total respect and support for what your are doing. Keep up the fight!

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21st April 2023 at 4:51pm

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