There’s so many things we can do to enjoy, protect and enhance our river. The Ouse provides so much opportunity and we believe the power of collective action can make a difference.

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Get involved with our ongoing projects. It’s our priority to provide a range of Ouse activities to all kinds of people. Whether you have time to volunteer with us, attend our events, are part of an Ouse group or can offer knowledge and expertise we want to hear from you!

Sign up to be a Citizen Scientist! Find out more HERE

It is so important to Love your Ouse! Spend time with your river whether walking, cycling, canoeing, swimming or whatever floats your boat! Regular interaction really helps to form a meaningful connection, develop a greater appreciation of what it offers and hopefully nurtures a willingness for us to want to protect and nurture it. 

Report pollution incidents to the Environment Agency on their 24hr pollution hotline:
0800 807060

There are fantastic local organisations who offer a wide range of fun, practical activities and resources. Many rely on voluntary help, membership and donations. Here’s some of the key ones locally:

Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust

Adur and Ouse Catchment Partnership

Railway Land Wildlife Trust

Sussex Flow Initiative

The Aquifer Partnership

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Ouse Valley Climate Action

Campaign, pressure groups and other water do-gooders

We think more can be done to help drive scaled up collective action from a community level and believe in the power of grassroots action rising up to meet those with statutory and regulatory duties, and where necessary, find means to increase transparency and accountability.

The Rivers Trust

Southcoast Sirens

Hayling Sewage Watch

Surfers Against Sewage

Fish Legal

River Action UK

Environmental Law Foundation

Lawyers for Nature 

Rights of Rivers

UK water industry research

Fresh Water Watch


“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” - Rumi


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