The Lake District Still Waters Partnership
Catchment based partnerships
Lakes involved in this project
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The Windermere Catchment Restoration Programme is a partnership of key organisations with a responsibility to contribute to the protection and restoration of water quality and associated ecology of Windermere and the surrounding catchment.

We also cooperate with educational institutions of various levels with the aim of involving young people in environmental projects and spreading the "green culture of resource use". You can order term papers to learn more about the legal regulation of responsible consumption, after which our designers will design the key information into a handout.

We are eight organisations joined by a Memorandum of Understanding to form the management team.


Memorandum of Understanding

Still Waters – Windermere Catchment Restoration Programme



'The Environment Agency, Lake District National Park Authority, Natural England, The National Trust, The Forestry Commission,  United Utilities, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria Tourism will work together to improve the lakes within the Windermere catchment. These include Grasmere, Loughrigg Tarn, Rydal Water, Elterwater, Blelham Tarn and Esthwaite as well as Windermere itself'


By taking action both in the water and the surrounding catchment, we will work in partnership to return these lakes to a more natural and sustainable state with clear, unpolluted waters which support a range of aquatic life.

There are also many other organisations who are critical to actions being taken and their active involvement is essential to the success of the programme. See Links for a list of other organisations involved.


All see the partnership and its plan as contributory to their own organisational goals and are therefore prepared to invest measured resources (people, money and time) into the plans delivery.


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