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Project information

East Looe Catchment Project

Cornwall Wildlife Trust is working across the whole catchment to support businesses, homeowners, schools and farmers to protect rivers and seas from pollution. Rivers are home to wildlife like insect larvae, fish and otters. They also vitally important as wild 'corridors' where wildlife can safely.

On going

Charity information: Cornwall Wildlife Trust

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  • Need


    Cornwall Wildlife Trust works on behalf of the Looe Bathing Water Quality Partnership, which aims to protect Looe’s bathing waters from pollution.


    Farmers are taking steps to protect the river at the top of the catchment. Last year they completed 13 projects to reduce agricultural pollution in rivers. These included over 3000m of fencing to keep cows out of rivers, 3 farm wetlands to settle out sediment and create habitat and 2 areas of new woodland.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To protect rivers and seas from pollution. Rivers are home to wildlife.


    » Only Rain Down The Drain; anything else will pollute the river and sea.

    What success will look like

    Clean rivers and bathing areas.

  • Impact


    A change to the way people and businesses dispose waste.




    In magazine articles etc.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £300,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £300,000 Looe Catchment Area Project protect the rivers and bathing waters

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Local Community £300,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Looe Catchment


    Looe Area and tourism

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the leading local wildlife charity working to protect Cornwall's wildlife and wild places. We have helped people enjoy nature for over 50 years.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Ian Barker

    Farm Advisor