About Us

The Call of Nature – the campaign to prevent pollution in our rivers and watercourses caused by poorly maintained off mains sewage systems.

It may not be glamorous, but if we don’t look after our septic tanks, cesspits and package sewage treatment plants, they’ll start to fail. This means they’ll start to smell, spread disease to humans and animals, pollute our local rivers and seas. And nobody wants that.

Whether you live, work or are visiting the beautiful coasts and countryside of Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside, you’ll find lots of useful information on this page… and please do the right thing when you need to answer the call of nature.

Below are all our amazing Partners in this project:

Environment Agency

We work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.

The Lake District Foundation

Our vision is that the Lake District will be an inspirational example of sustainable development in action, and a place where a prosperous economy, world-class visitor experiences and vibrant communities come together to sustain its spectacular landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage.

Love My Beach

We're a campaign with a huge challenge: to work together to keep our local beaches and bathing waters clean.

Morecambe Bay Partnership

Morecambe Bay Partnership celebrates and conserves; connects and collaborates. From birds to beach cleans, from cycle ways to the history that shaped us, we work in collaboration with the community and other partners to deliver projects with real impact.

The South Cumbria Rivers Trust

The South Cumbria Rivers Trust team comprises a group of enthusiastic people who are dedicated to conserving and protecting the freshwater habitats and wildlife of the local area. We are professionals, trustees, patrons, friends, volunteers and motivated people who care!

Eden Rivers Trust

Set up in 1996, Eden Rivers Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to improving and protecting the River Eden, its tributaries and lakes in the Eden Valley, Cumbria making it a better place for people and wildlife.

The Lune Rivers Trust

The Lune Rivers Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation, protection, rehabilitation and improvement of the River Lune throughout its whole length and its associated tributaries in Cumbria, Yorkshire and North Lancashire. Our aim is to protect and improve the riverine habitat to encourage the biodiversity of the River Lune and its tributaries.

The Wyre Rivers Trust

Working for an improved environment across the Wyre catchment in north west Lancashire

West Cumbria Rivers Trust (WCRT)

West Cumbria Rivers Trust (WCRT) is part of the national network of river trusts which have played an ever increasing role in delivering environmental improvements throughout the country.

British Water

We represent your interests to key stakeholders, connect you to contacts to raise your profile, help you grow your business and promote best practice in the water and wastewater industry.

Ribble Rivers Trust

Ribble Rivers Trust is a UK based charity working to improve, protect and promote the River Ribble for both people and wildlife. We are based in Clitheroe, an ancient market town at the heart of the Ribble Valley, and work with the public and many organisations to deliver river improvements across the entire Ribble catchment

Healthy Waterways Trust