Tumpen Dam

Oetz, Tirol, Austria

The Ötztaler Ache the largest currently free-flowing river in Tyrol. This jewel of Austrian rivers, home to the Sickline Kayak World Championships is under immediate threat by multiple hydro power developments.

Heart of Kendal

River Kent, Kendal, Cumbria

Pause, Review, Rethink! Asking the EA and SLDC to pause development on all three phases of the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme.

Cwm Cynfal

Afon Cynfal, Snowdonia, Wales

Cwm Cynfal in Snowdonia is on reprieve from a 600kW hydro project. Plans included a pipeline buried in a wetland, and destructive engineering along the renowned Slate Trail.

Tumpen Dam

Oetz, Tirol, Austria

The Ötztaler Ache the largest currently free-flowing river in Tyrol. This jewel of Austrian rivers, home to the Sickline Kayak World Championships is under immediate threat by multiple hydro power developments.

Tumpen Dam

Oetz, Tirol, Austria

The Ötztaler Ache the largest currently free-flowing river in Tyrol. This jewel of Austrian rivers, home to the Sickline Kayak World Championships is under immediate threat by multiple hydro power developments.

Tumpen Dam

Oetz, Tirol, Austria

Heart of Kendal

River Kent, Kendal, Cumbria

STOP!, REVIEW, RETHINK! Asking the EA and SLDC to pause development on all three phases of the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme and initiate an urgent independent review of the environmental, cultural, carbon, heritage, amenity impacts, and spiralling costs.

Heart of Kendal

River Kent, Kendal, Cumbria

Pause, Review, Rethink! Asking the EA and SLDC to pause development on all three phases of the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme.

Heart of Kendal

River Kent, Kendal, Cumbria

Cwm Cynfal

Afon Cynfal, Snowdonia, Wales

Cwm Cynfal in Snowdonia is on reprieve from a 600kW hydro project. Plans included a pipeline buried in a wetland, and destructive engineering along the renowned Slate Trail.

Cwm Cynfal

Afon Cynfal, Snowdonia, Wales

Cwm Cynfal in Snowdonia is on reprieve from a 600kW hydro project. Plans included a pipeline buried in a wetland, and destructive engineering along the renowned Slate Trail.

Cwm Cynfal

Afon Cynfal, Snowdonia, Wales

Save Our Rivers

Our last free flowing rivers and wild places are increasingly under threat from damaging development and loss of legal protections.

Save Our Rivers aims to provide those who care with the information and knowledge on how to use existing legal structures to fight back. Through lodging objections via the planning system and by responding to government consultations we can give the public an effective mechanism to keep the places they value safe.

Save Our Rivers believes everyone, wherever they live, should have a voice in the future of our National Parks and wild rivers.

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How we can help?

We can bring our expertise and contacts to help scrutinise:

  • Environmental impact assessments.
  • Wildlife habitat studies.
  • Riverine flow studies.
  • UK planning procedures.

And to help you to activate your community to see the value in the free flowing rivers around us.

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What can you do?

  • Watch for development or damage to your local rivers.
  • Attend the planning meetings and hold the developers, your councilors and  representatives to account.
  • Take someone new with you to the river. Encourage others to find recreation in and a love of our rivers.
  • Follow SaveOurRivers.org here and on Instagram and Facebook.

Latest news

30th June 2020 in Heart of Kendal

How should we tackle flooding in Kendal?

Damaging floods are happening more and more often in our country – and we still aren’t tackling the problem properly. Why is it such a serious problem? First, we’re still…
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