Clean bathing waters at the beaches in Looe and Seaton are vital for locals, visitors and the tourist economy. Clean rivers and riverbanks also provide safe corridors across the landscape for wildlife like brown trout and otters.
Thanks to main sponsors Environment Agency and South West Water, with continued support from local councils, the Trust plans to tackle all sources of organic pollution throughout the river catchments. The work will raise awareness and provide opportunities for communities and businesses to get involved, so everyone can play their part in keeping the rivers healthy.
Young people are leading by example by helping to stencil yellow fish next to surface water drains. These are a bright reminder that it’s ‘Only Rain Down The Drain’ – anything else will pollute the rivers and make its way to the beach. The Trust will continue to work with schools and youth groups to bring Yellow Fish to more areas.