A Cumbrian environmental charity is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the launch of a new campaign.
Eden Rivers Trust’s 25 in 25 appeal is asking everyone who cares about their local river to give £25 to help the charity do even more over the next 25 years to improve and protect rivers.
For 25 years, Eden Rivers Trust has been the local champion of Eden’s rivers; creating and protecting havens for wildlife, ensuring that precious fresh water is clean and safe for everyone and spreading the word about healthy rivers far and wide to thousands of fellow Cumbrians.
Elizabeth Radford, chief executive officer, said: “Having healthy rivers for all in the Eden catchment is a long-term labour of love for our charity.
“Many of Eden’s rivers are still under threat – from a combination of climate change and people placing increasing demands on fresh water for homes/businesses and causing harm by polluting and littering rivers.
“The message is clear – it’s time to give back to Eden’s rivers.
“In our 25th anniversary year, if your local river and green space holds a special place in your heart, please give £25 to our anniversary appeal, 25 in 25.
“Your gift will help us do even more over the next 25 years to improve and protect the rivers we all love.”
It says £25 could buy the spade that plants 1,000 trees, protecting more homes from flooding; if 10 people gave £25, the trust could buy a new riverfly monitor the kit it needs to be an early warning system for pollution and if 100 people give £25, the trust could create a pond to hold back water from reaching the river during heavy rainfall and create homes for wildlife.
Donate at Eden Rivers Trust’s website at www.edenriverstrust.org.uk/