In the beautiful county of Herefordshire, an environmental charity has quietly been working behind the scenes for the past 90 years.

The Herefordshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has been a strong advocate for preserving the county’s breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife and rural communities for decades.

Founded in 1931, this dedicated charity has tirelessly worked to protect Herefordshire’s rural landscapes and ensure a thriving countryside for all. One of CPRE Herefordshire’s main goals has been to promote sustainable development that respects the county’s unique character and beauty. 

The 90th anniversary of CPRE Herefordshire is a testament to the unwavering dedication of its volunteers, members and supporters.

Through their collective work, the charity has achieved significant milestones in preserving Herefordshire’s countryside.

From establishing Queenswood County Park back in 1935 to their recent Citizen Science project, identifying nutrient pollution which is killing plant and aquatic life in the River Wye.

Through this project, they have discovered that 72% of the harmful nutrient phosphorous comes from the waste of 20 million chickens housed in industrial units throughout the county.

For nearly a century, this incredible charity has been at the forefront of safeguarding Herefordshire’s landscapes, ensuring they are cherished and protected for future generations.

As we look back on CPRE Herefordshire’s remarkable journey, we are inspired by their tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to creating a greener, more sustainable Herefordshire.

Here’s to the next 90 years of environmental advocacy!  If you would like to become a member or volunteer for CPRE Herefordshire please visit their website or email