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Nick Woolgrove joins River Action

We are delighted to welcome Nick Woolgrove as our new Campaigns Analyst to the River Action team. In our latest blog, we get to know more about Nick and the role that he will play to help rescue Britain’s rivers. Q1. Tell us about yourself Hello, very excited to join

Black Samphire: Telling the horror story of river pollution

What better genre to tell the horror story of the national river pollution scandal than folk horror? Cathy Wippell’s offer to River Action to be Executive Producer on her new film (she wrote it and stars in it too), Black Samphire, was a welcome surprise. She hooked me with her

River Action take Environment Agency and DEFRA to court

Landmark legal action to save River Wye from pollution Hundreds of people fearful for the ecological collapse of the River Wye, including river campaigner Feargal Sharkey, today gathered outside Cardiff’s Civil Justice Centre supporting a landmark legal case pursued by River Action against the Environment Agency and DEFRA.  The core

River Action launches legal crowdfunder to save the River Wye

River Action has been granted consent to pursue a legal challenge against the Environment Agency over its failure to enforce critical agricultural pollution regulations called the Farming Rules for Water.  We will argue that by failing to prevent the spread of excessive levels of manure across agricultural land in the

Introducing Austin’s River Rescue Rocket!

A huge thank you to eight-year-old Austin for sending over his brilliant invention, the ‘River Rescue Rocket’, which he created for his class’s science project as a solution to combat river pollution. Take a read of his proposal below. Every detail has been thought out, even down to a solar-powered


“From kicking off the year as an ambitious team of four, River Action has quickly grown into an independent organisation of twelve passionate campaigners – all of whom are driven with an unquenchable thirst to protect and restore Britain’s rivers.   “Since its inception, River Action has been focused on targeting the

STATEMENT: River Action’s Response to the King’s Speech

Responding to the King’s Speech, CEO of River Action James Wallace said, “After numerous briefings that the Government were planning to press ahead with ditching river protections, we welcome the absence of a return to the ridiculous idea that we can’t have home building and healthy rivers. “However, what we