Our river is under threat

It’s a time of great threat for England’s rivers and waterways. The Exe is a shadow of its former self, with heavily polluted water, banks stripped of vegetation and vastly depleted wildlife. 

As Friends of the River Exe, we are a voice for the river, bringing together diverse grass roots organisations and people on the Exe and its tributaries to take action – to protect, restore and celebrate our river.

With your help we can continue our grassroots actions this election year to bring about change!

Join us and take action

The sorry situation we are currently in is not inevitable; the Exe can be restored to full ecological health, for the benefits of the birds, fish, invertebrates and humans who depend on the Exe for life and happiness.

From gathering together as a force for change, to signing up as citizen scientists, to celebrating our river with a Festival of the Exe in September 2023, we want to hear what you feel moved to do and would like to be a part of.

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