What’s the problem?
At the Lake District foundation, we love our lakes, and we know you do to. They are a great source of beauty, recreation and cultural heritage but unfortunately, they are under threat from pollution, invasive species, and climate change. Let’s work together to care for our Lakes.
Why does water quality matter?
Healthy rivers and lakes are essential to human life, they provide us with drinking water, they are home to important species of wildlife, they provide recreational spaces for our health and wellbeing. Tourism plays an important role in the economy of the Lake District, and is dependent on our high quality environment and landscape.
What can I do?
We all value and appreciate our natural environment now more than ever. Whether you are a resident or visitor, business or community group, there are simple steps that you can take to make a difference. Let’s do this!
Love Windermere Partnership
The Love Windermere Partnership was launched in July 2022. It sees the biggest ever cooperation of sectors to tackle challenges in the lake. The partnership is developing a science-based plan to set out a road map for environmental protection that could be replicated across the UK.
Led by the Environment Agency, the partnership includes the Freshwater Biological Association; Lake District Foundation; Lake District National Park Authority; National Farmers Union; National Trust; South Cumbria Rivers Trust and United Utilities.
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DONATE! Make a donation to the Love Your Lakes Fund to support projects that care for our lakes and rivers.
Cleaner Lakes Youth Ambassadors
We believe that young people are the future guardians of our lakes. If you are you aged 14 – 24 we want to hear about how water quality issues, and solutions, affect you.