Welcome to the official web site for the Conservators of the River Cam.
We are the statutory navigation local authority for Cambridge from Bottisham Lock to Byron's Pool.
The Conservators' mission is to:
maintain the River Cam between Mill Pit and Bottisham Lock in a good navigable condition
strike a balance between the needs of all the river users and riverside landowners and residents
manage the river in a manner sensitive to environmental interests.
Conservator Vacancy - Cambridge City Council Appointee
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of the Conservators of the River Cam please view the Advert for the role and the Person Specification, the details of how to apply are found on the Application document, please click on the links:
**Floating Pennywort mobile booms in operation downstream of Baits Bite Lock until further notice. Please proceed with caution.**
For information on our Byelaws and Legislative Framework please see our page: https://www.camconservancy.org/legislative-framework
For further useful information please refer to the below:
For wildlife & countryside information please refer to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1981/69
Please visit the RSPB website for further information on how to report crimes against wild birds: https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/how-to-report-crimes/
Please report environmental incidents to the Environment Agency 24 hour Incident hotline: 0800 80 7060