Northumberland Rivers Trust:
The Trust is a relatively new organisation that was created in July 2011. Our aim is to work with others to improve and protect the rivers and streams of Northumberland. The waterbodies we will focus on are those flowing into the North Sea, North of the Tyne and South of the Tweed.
We are created as a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company number 7713172) and are also a Registered Charity (Charity number 1145188)
Who is involved?
Pete Kerr is the Director of the Trust, and works with the NRT 2 days a week. Pete has now left the Environment Agency to focus on the NRT and his own design-build company (www.riverworksdesignandbuild.co.uk).
Riverworks specialises in fish passes, willow erosion works, invasive plant treatment and Natural Flood Management. Pete is a civil engineer with 25 years of experience in river engineering.
George Dodds also works with the NRT 2 days a week. George is a conservation and farming specialist (www.georgedodds.co.uk) and is currently delivering work on the Blyth/Pont and Chevington Burn to reduce the amounts of sediment and nutrients getting into the river and to improve habitat.
Adrian Vass is our Chairman.
Our Trustees are currently John Hogger, Chris Lucas, Charlie Bennett, Russ Jobson, Angus Collingwood Cameron, James Jackson, Graham Hodgson, Shaun Renwick and Adrian Vass.