Something you didn’t know
Imagine a drop of rain falling in the Cambrian mountains starting a journey 135 miles long to the sea; it will
babble past ancient woodland, descend over dams and watermill weirs, meander through water meadows
past traditional orchards, draining fertile fields rearing stock and growing crops, gliding through riverside
towns and villages, before reaching the mud flats of the Severn Estuary.
This is the journey of the River Wye. Entwined in the English and Welsh border it is home to many rare and
precious flora and fauna, provides drinking water, and enables food production as well as supporting diverse
tourism and recreation.
The Wye Catchment Partnership formed in 2014
to bring together organisations, initiatives and individuals who have a shared interest in the catchment. It facilitates collaborative working to deliver improvements across several key themes:
The partnership formed in 2014 as part of the Catchment Based Approach. It is hosted by the Wye & Usk Foundation and Natural Resources Wales. A Catchment Partnership Plan was composed in 2017 for the Wye, it can be accessed here: http://wyecatchment.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Wye-Catchment-Partnership-Plan_2017.pdf There are several appendices providing further information on project and core delivery taking place in the Wye, these are accessible here: http://wyecatchment.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Annex-2-WCP-core-delivery-and-projects.xlsx http://wyecatchment.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Annex-3-WCP-Monitoring-Plan_Draft.xlsx
The partnership has a diverse membership with representatives from rivers trusts, wildlife trusts, governmental organisations, private forestry, farming unions, water companies, conservation trusts and local companies as well as interested individuals.
The membership is open to all. If you have an interest in the Wye please do get involved!