About Us

The East Wicklow Rivers Trust officially formed at the start of 2019. The driver behind the initial set up of the trust was a community based effort to engage in a planning process that had the potential to harm the Vartry river. The trust covers an area of over 1300 square kilometers stretching from Bray to Arklow.  We cover the Vartry, Avoca and Dargle rivers and all the rivers, steams lakes and wetlands shown below

Trusts are independent community-led charitable organisation, recognised as important deliverers of education, water management advice and practical conservation work, from source to sea – improving land, rivers and wetlands at a catchment or river basin scale.

The trust has formed initially with 8 voluntary directors or trustees. These 8 people are made up of some of the people who were originally involved in the community appeal to protect the Vartry river, some local individuals with whom we connected through public consultation and some people with specific skills to help with the legal and governance side of  setting up. We also have a voluntary admin support to help us keep the house in order.

The formation of this trust would not have been possible without encouragement and support from all sides, from the local authority and prescribed body’s to lawpro (formally lawco) as well as many private individuals. Special  thanks go to Mark Horton from “The Rivers Trust” and Sinead Hurson from LAWCO who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support this initiative.

Read about the Board of Directors and support team.

Contact us at info@wicklowrivers.ie

Bray – Wicklow Rivers Wicklow – Arklow Rivers


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