The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust was established in 2004 as a Registered Charity, working to enhance and protect the rivers of the Yorkshire Dales for the benefit of everyone. By working in partnership with landowners, businesses, land managers and the public, we aim to care for the rivers, streams and catchments of the Swale, Ure, Nidd, Wharfe and Ouse as sources of pure water, as habitats for aquatic and other wildlife, and as havens of quiet recreation for anglers and everyone to enjoy. We engage with schools and communities to inform children and the wider public, to ensure a better understanding, care and appreciation of our rivers and associated habitats.


Dr Marie Taylor


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Charlotte Simons

Senior Project Manager – Catchment Partnership

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Tim Longstaff

Senior Project Manager – Tees-Swale Metal Mines

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Mary Boyd

Finance Manager

Catherine Mason

Education and Engagement Officer


Jenny Lee

Volunteer and Engagement Officer

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Abigail Mace

Farming and Conservation Officer


Amanda Crossfield

NFM Programme Manager – Ousewem


Matthew Lyall

NFM Project Officer – Ousewem

Working together to protect and enhance
river environments for future generations

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