• conserve the river’s natural environment
  • prevent pollution in the river
  • restore natural habitats along the river for its vegetation, fish and all animals
  • improve the river for everyone by making it a better place to walk, fish and enjoy other recreational activities
  • help prevent floods in the future by working to control water better


  • opened up rights of way along the river and regularly walk them
  • supported the planned reinstatement of a footbridge
  • held regular litter picks and weed control sessions
  • promoted significant improvements in water quality
  • established nature reserves by the river
  • raised awareness of the Foss by talks, exhibitions and leaflets and riverside boards
  • played an active role in monitoring development and planning applications along the river
  • organised visits

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