About

From Fell-side to Teesside, The Tees Rivers Trust is the only conservation body committed solely to the management and improvement of the whole of the Tees Catchment. The Trust’ purpose is to improve and conserve the water quality and habitat of the Tees and its tributaries. We work with many partners to achieve this and we benefit from the goodwill of volunteers in delivering projects.The Tees drains an area of almost 2000km2 and receives water that has flowed through or over a huge range of landscapes. We are working at a whole-catchment scale to improve the river. This means working with people such as land managers, farmers and planners as closely as we do with those directly involved with the river.

Simply put, we love the Tees and want to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to get involved with their river!

The Tees Rivers Trust was established in 2008 by a group of 9 like-minded people with the aim of improving the River Tees. The Trustees successfully applied for charitable status in 2009. With the help of a donation from Morrisons Plc, matched with seed-corn funding from the Environment Agency, in April 2010 the Trust employed its first full time member of staff. The staff team grew rapidly over the next 2 years and we currently employ 3 full time and 3 part time staff.

The Trustees meet quarterly and hold an AGM in October. There are currently seven Trustees on the board representing a wide range of skills and interest.

The Trusts work is funded through private donations, fund-raising activities, applications to grant making bodies and partnership work. Every penny helps towards improving the River Tees Catchment and we are very grateful for anything people can do to help or contribute. If you would like to make a donation to the Trust, please click here. You can also raise funds at no extra cost to you when shopping online using the Easyfundraiser tool.


If you would like to become a volunteers details are on our contact us page.

Dave Simpson – Chairman

Prof Ed Maltby

Paul Zissler

Richard Wilson

Mark Hannaford

Dr Martyn Lucas

Chris Noble

Your Tees

Water. Drink, wash, flush, splash, swim…. Some enjoy it, some don’t, we all use it and we all need it. Looking after our waters and the landscape that they drain over and run through makes sense in many ways. It is cheaper to process cleaner water. Clean water in natural channels supports much more life than dirty water in straight drainage ditches. More life in the water means a good supply of food for other animals on land or in the air. More life in the water also attracts people to use it, visit it and enjoy it. It is a resource that will reward if it is looked after.
Now is your chance to help us to look after it…

From Fell-side to Teesside, The Tees Rivers Trust is the only conservation body committed solely to the management and improvement of the whole of the Tees Catchment. The Trust’ purpose is to improve and conserve the water quality and habitat of the Tees and its tributaries. We work with many partners to achieve this and we benefit from the goodwill of volunteers in delivering projects.The Tees drains an area of almost 2000km2 and receives water that has flowed through or over a huge range of landscapes. We are working at a whole-catchment scale to improve the river. This means working with people such as land managers, farmers and planners as closely as we do with those directly involved with the river.

Simply put, we love the Tees and want to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to get involved with their river!

The Tees Rivers Trust was established in 2008 by a group of 9 like-minded people with the aim of improving the River Tees. The Trustees successfully applied for charitable status in 2009. With the help of a donation from Morrisons Plc, matched with seed-corn funding from the Environment Agency, in April 2010 the Trust employed its first full time member of staff. The staff team grew rapidly over the next 2 years and we currently employ 3 full time and 3 part time staff.

The Trustees meet quarterly and hold an AGM in October. There are currently seven Trustees on the board representing a wide range of skills and interest.

The Trusts work is funded through private donations, fund-raising activities, applications to grant making bodies and partnership work. Every penny helps towards improving the River Tees Catchment and we are very grateful for anything people can do to help or contribute. If you would like to make a donation to the Trust, please click here. You can also raise funds at no extra cost to you when shopping online using the Easyfundraiser tool.


If you would like to become a volunteers details are on our contact us page.

Dave Simpson – Chairman

Prof Ed Maltby

Paul Zissler

Richard Wilson

Mark Hannaford

Dr Martyn Lucas

Chris Noble

Your Tees

Water. Drink, wash, flush, splash, swim…. Some enjoy it, some don’t, we all use it and we all need it. Looking after our waters and the landscape that they drain over and run through makes sense in many ways. It is cheaper to process cleaner water. Clean water in natural channels supports much more life than dirty water in straight drainage ditches. More life in the water means a good supply of food for other animals on land or in the air. More life in the water also attracts people to use it, visit it and enjoy it. It is a resource that will reward if it is looked after.
Now is your chance to help us to look after it…