The Tees Rivers Trust is a charitable organisation, committed to improving and conserving the River Tees. Our work is varied and covers the whole of the catchment from Cross Fell to the North Sea. Our key areas of work are research, education and practical habitat improvements. The Trust was established in 2008 by a group of 9 like-minded people with the aim of improving the River Tees.
The Tees drains an area of almost 2000km2 and receives water that has flowed through or over a huge range of landscapes. We are working at a whole-catchment scale to improve the river. This means working with people such as land managers, farmers and planners as closely as we do with those directly involved with the river.
Simply put, we love the Tees and want to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to get involved with their river!
Our vision and mission
Our ongoing projects are circumstantial depending on the financial availability. However, there are certain aims and objectives which we aim to focus on to improve the river and catchment area.
Environmental Impact: to make habitat improvements, increase biodiversity, reduce the impact of climate change such as flooding.
Economic Impact: Reduce the impact of invasive species which negatively impacts economy, biodiversity net gain, increased sustainability such as tree planting meaning a reduction in consumption of non-renewable resources.
Social Impact: Building relationships with volunteers and the community to ensure a safer amenity for all, both locals to the catchment area and visitors.