The Wye & Usk Foundation

The Wye and Usk Foundation is a registered charity concerned with ecology and, more specifically, restoring the habitat, water quality and fisheries of the rivers Wye and Usk. The Foundation is more than just a lobbying organisation: through a series of partnership projects, it raises significant sums of money to remedy problems such as habitat degradation, poor water quality and diffuse pollution, barriers to fish migration and over-exploitation of our fisheries. The Foundation is the largest rivers’ trust in England and Wales in terms of output.

The charitable objects of the Foundation:

  • To conserve and maintain, protect, restore and improve the environments and habitats of the rivers Wye and Usk, their entire catchments, tributaries, watercourses and estuaries, including the Severn Estuary, together with their fish species especially salmon and other indigenous species of animal and plant life.
  • To advance education in the conservation of rivers, river catchments and their animal and plant life and the need for conservation, protection, restoration and improvement of such environments for the wellbeing of future generations.

Wye & Usk Foundation Website