Celebration of Partnerships: Past, Present and Future

The DVRN marked ten years of partnership work and environmental improvements at a special event in Knaresborough on November 16th.

Our partners came together to celebrate DVRN’s achievements and hear more about the success of the network’s collaborative, catchment-scale approach to water and environmental management. The event, hosted at Gracious Street Methodist Church in Knaresborough, also saw the launch of DVRN’s ambitious future plans for nature and the environment.

Commenting on the 10-year anniversary of DVRN, Charlotte Simons, Senior Catchment Partnerships Officer, said: “ Over the last ten years we have worked in partnership to improve our rivers and this celebration is about recognising all the projects delivered and the resulting benefits for our rivers and to say a big “Thank You” to everyone who has been involved. The vision of the partnership is to have Healthy rivers, abundant wildlife, valued by communities. Working in partnership we will move forward to take our rivers from surviving to thriving”

Commenting on the partnership aspect of DVRN’s work, Rachel Forsyth, Yorkshire Dales Countryside Manager at the National Trust, said: “As custodians of some of the best-loved and most visited natural landscapes in the north of England, National Trust has very ambitious commitments to improving the environment for everyone, including a significant amount of work on our river catchments. Working with the Dales to Vales Rivers Network over the last decade has enabled us to combine knowledge and expertise with numerous other partners to ensure the regions rivers are cleaner and better for the natural environment than ever before.”