Ayrshire Rivers Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC030426

The aims of the Trust are to promote and support initiatives designed to conserve, enhance and develop our fresh water environments for the benefit of the local ecology and the enjoyment of current and future generations, and to preserve a valuable part of our natural heritage.


Current opportunities

The Ayrshire Rivers Trust is made up of a team of dedicated Ayrshire based biologists, ecologists and environmental managers working to improve our rivers and lochs. What you might be doing as a volunteer? - There may be availability to take part in electrofishing surveys during summer months – contact the Trust for more information. - Tree planting and native seed collection. - Assisting with our tree nursery. - Green engineering – we routinely undertake green engineering installations and projects. What are the benefits to volunteer with ART? - It adds to your education from school to postgraduate - It promotes health and wellbeing - It increases social conscience - It makes you feel part of a community - It promotes inclusion - It encourages environmental benefit

The Ayrshire Rivers Trust is made up of a team of dedicated Ayrshire based biologists, ecologists and environmental managers working to improve our rivers and lochs. This opportunity: Ayrshire Rivers Trust are going to be planting around 2,000 trees anytime from mid January until the end of February and is weather dependent. It is for a Nature Scot project on the Water of Girvan where it runs between Crosshill and Dailly and builds upon stabilisation work completed by Ayrshire Rivers Trust in 2016/17 that has dramatically reduced land loss and sediment inputs in to the middle reaches of the Water of Girvan. This current project is to create riparian corridor buffer zones using a variety of green ecological nature-based methods in conjunction with fencing to manage livestock overgrazing. What are the benefits to volunteer with ART? - It adds to your education from school to postgraduate - It promotes health and wellbeing - It increases social conscience - It makes you feel part of a community - It promotes inclusion - It encourages environmental benefit