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We, the people of South Devon, are united in our pledge…

For rivers

From source to sea, our rivers will be healthy, clean and full of life

For people

From drinking water to bird-watching to citizen science, we will use, protect and celebrate our rivers

For the future

As a partnership, we will continue to grow and fight for our rivers, for now and for the future

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Want to know more about the Partnership? Read on to see our Aims and Principles, or visit our page all about the Partnership.

Bringing people together

BREAK for clean water and a healthy environment

BREAK BREAK for the benefit of everyone


  • Supporting local initiatives
  • Working at the most local level we can, widening our scope only when this will improve outcomes for the environment


  • Bringing together all those with a passion for our rivers and environment
  • Being community-led, and supporting bottom-up approaches
  • Building trust and confidence, between partners and between the partnership and the wider community, by working openly and honestly


  • Avoiding duplication and bureaucracy through effective communication and collaboration
  • Promoting the exchange of knowledge and good practice, at a local level and with other Catchment Partnerships
  • Building skills, knowledge and capacity within our communities and stakeholder groups, to sustain the catchment-based approach in the long term