What we do

From small scale habitat enhancements to engineering new channels, water quality improvements to natural flood management our range of project work is diverse. If it will make the river better in a sustainable and cost effective way or enables individuals and communities to get more involved with their local watercourse then we are interested in getting involved, of course our favorite projects do both of these things.

More detail on our core project areas is available below along with information on our two existing large scale projects, the Heritage Fund supported Enhancing Places, Inspiring Communities (EPIC) project and our Water Environment Grant (WEG) project funded by Defra on the upper Ouse catchment. 

The Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust


OART is a membership based organisation dedicated to the environmental protection and enhancement of the Sussex River Ouse and Adur including their tributaries, estuaries and still waters.

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The Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust (OART) is a registered charity (No: 1082447) formed in 2011 from the amalgamation of two long-standing local organisations, the River Adur Conservation Society and Sussex Ouse Conservation Society.