River Wye: Take Action

River Wye: Take Action

Write an Email

Lesley Griffiths, the Welsh Minister for Rural Affairs and Julie James, the Welsh Minister for Climate Change, both have the power to make urgent, long-term changes that will save the Wye river and its wildlife. Please join us in writing to them to ask them to take urgent action to protect the River Wye.

Our E-action can be completed in under five minutes and you don't have to live in Wales to take part!

Send an email

Do also write to your own MP about the problems affecting the Wye (and many other of our rivers). The more noise they hear on the issue the better!

Sign a Petition

River Action is a UK-based environmental group committed to addressing the severe problem of river pollution. They currently have a petition open asking that the UK and Welsh governments doubles environmental protection budgets in England & Wales to fight river pollution:

Sign today

Practical action

If practical work is more your style, our project to restore the Yazor Brooks in Hereford welcomes volunteers. Join them in surveying and monitoring the water quality and wildlife or get stuck into clearing overgrown sections and removing litter – it all helps to clean up our wonderful waterways! Email us today if you'd like to be involved:

I'd like to volunteer

Friends of the Upper Wye are a grassroots community group supported by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust that formed to defend and champion the River Wye. They aim to better understand the complex problems facing the river and to offer practical solutions that anyone inspired to help the river can get involved with. They are currently recruiting for local volunteers to regularly monitor the Upper Wye and its tributaries, identifying key pollutants and their sources.

Find out more

Don't be part of the problem!

Much of the river pollution of the Wye is caused by the large number of Intensive Livestock Units within the river’s catchment. Always think about where your food is from and buy from small, local, organic producers where you can. See Eating Better for more info.

Report it!

Though we know our statutory agencies are unfunded and overstretched, its still important that you report any incidents you see, on any of our rivers. Call the Environment Agency Action line on: 0800 807060, and do let us at Herefordshire Wildlife Trust know too.

Join your local Wildlife Trust

The Wildlife Trusts campaign both nationally and locally on river pollution and environmental issues and the more members we have the louder our voice! Become a member today and stand up for wildlife and wild places!

Join today

Split level view across river with plants visible below the water and trees on far bank

Split level view of the River Leith, with aquatic plants: Water-crowfoot (Ranunculus penicillatus subsp. penicillatus) in flower, with some flowers submerged, England: Cumbria, Eden Valley, Great Strickland, September - Linda Pitkin/2020VISION

Email Ministers Today

Lesley Griffiths, the Welsh Minister for Rural Affairs and Julie James, the Welsh Minister for Climate Change, both have the power to make urgent, long-term changes that will save the Wye river and its wildlife.  Ask them to take urgent action today.

Send an email