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.
Charity information: Cornwall Wildlife Trust
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.
To protect rivers and seas from pollution. Rivers are home to wildlife.
Activities» Only Rain Down The Drain; anything else will pollute the river and sea.
What success will look like
Clean rivers and bathing areas.
A change to the way people and businesses dispose waste.
In magazine articles etc.
Budget - Project Cost: £300,000Loading graph....
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
Looe Area and tourism
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.