Aims & Objectives
1. To conserve, protect and improve the rivers, streams, watercourses and water impoundments of the catchment, comprising of the Yorkshire Esk, including adjacent estuarine and coastal streams to the north and south of Whitby, for the advancement of environmental protection or improvement for the benefit of the public.

2. To advance the education of the public or any association, voluntary organisation, company, local authority, government agency or public body in:

(a) the understanding of rivers, river corridors and river catchments, including their fauna, flora, biodiversity, economic or social activity and the importance of river catchment management.

(b) the need for and the benefits of, conservation, protection and improvement of aquatic environments. The trust's aim is to conserve, protect and improve the streams, watercourses, water impoundments in the Yorkshire Esk catchment (much of which lies within the north Yorks moors national park) and adjacent coastal areas, and also to advance the education and the understanding of the public and other bodies of the benefits of pursuing strategies that will lead towards social engagement and economic activity within the Esk valley and surrounding areas.


The Esk at Whitby Born out of the River Esk Action Committee, formed to implement the Yorkshire Esk's Salmon Action Plan, the Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust has... read more


Catchment Based Approach Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust involvement with CaBA - Catchment Based Approach... read more


The River Esk The River Esk, Yorkshire's premier salmon and sea trout river, rises between Baysdale and Westerdale in an area known as Esklets... read more


Fresh Water Peal Mussel Of particular concern is the decline of the Yorkshire Esk's pearl mussel population. This is currently... read more


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