World Rivers Day - A full Week of Events: 22-28 Sept!

22nd September 2014


The prospect of cleaner rivers and lakes in Cumbria has brought wildlife, conservation and interest groups together to organise a series of fascinating site visits, talks and activities to celebrate World Rivers Day.

World Rivers Day began in Canada 30 years ago but became officially recognised as a global event by the United Nations in 2005 as part of their ‘Water for Life’ decade. It takes place every year on the last Sunday in September and involves thousands of people across the planet in projects as diverse as identifying illegal dumping sites in Russia, holding community awareness programmes in West Africa, organising community clean ups in Poland and highlighting the need for better sewage treatment for the River Ganges in India.

To celebrate this International event, the Derwent & South West Lakes Catchment Partnershipshave joined forces to bring you a range of fascinating site visits, talks and activities that will help to better understand our local water environment.