News

Press Releases

  • The Ribble Rivers Trust has secured £1.6 million from National Lottery players, granted through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), to deliver projects that raise awareness of the plight of our rivers and enable people to get involved in restoring them for the benefit of our wildlife and communities. July 7, 2017The Trust has been working closely with its catchment partners for the last two years to shape the £3.2 million project, which will now be Continue Reading...

  • Between November 2016 and March 2017 over 9,000 trees have been planted at four sites in the Ribble Catchment to help improve water quality, as part of the European Life Integrated Project, Natural Course. Continue Reading...

  • Preston teens are cleaning up a local patch for school fish February 20, 2017If you go down to Eaves Brook today… you may be mistaken for thinking that the Wombles have moved into town. It’s all thanks to an army of eco-friendly staff and students from a Preston high school. They have been diligently doing litter picks in areas around their local brook. You might wonder what motivates these green youngsters to do such a Continue Reading...

  • Local river conservation charity Ribble Rivers Trust has benefitted from a share of Fat Face’s Black Friday profits through the clothing retailer’s ‘Thanks for Giving’ initiative. Continue Reading...

  • 9,000 trees will be planted this winter in North West England to help improve water quality as part of the European Life Integrated Project, Natural Course. Continue Reading...

Press Coverage

  • That's Lancashire TV

    That's Lancashire Headline News. Tune in everyday on Freeview Channel 7. Local TV for Lancashire. Continue Reading...

  • Clitheroe Advertiser & Times

    A local rivers charity has secured £1.6 million to raise awareness of the plight of our rivers and restore them for the benefit of our wildlife and communities. The Ribble Rivers Trust landed the funds - which were granted from the National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) - and has been shaping their £3.2 million partnership project, which will now be delivered until 2020. Continue Reading...

  • Lancashire Post

    A cash injection of £3.2m is set to be pumped into improvements to the River Ribble after two years of development work. The money will go towards improving and maintaining the river as part of a “flagship project” for the Ribble Catchment Partnership over the next three years. Continue Reading...

  • Lancashire Telegraph

    The Ribble Rivers Trust has been granted money through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as part of a £3.2m project to improve rivers including the Calder near Burnley, Hodder in the Forest of Bowland and Darwen. Continue Reading...

  • That's Lancashire TV

    The Ribble Rivers Trust has been granted £1.6m in Heritage Lottery Funding. They're using the money to deliver projects that raise awareness of our rivers and wetlands. Continue Reading...

  • Craven Herald and Pioneer

    FARMERS with land in Long Preston liable to flooding have set up a new group looking at natural flood management measures. The Ribblesdale Farmers Group, made up of farmers with land in the Long Preston Deeps, also aims to look at ways to make the land better for wildlife and farming, as well as helping to prevent flooding and water quality. Continue Reading...

  • Lancashire Telegraph

    AN extra 9,000 newly-planted trees will help to improve the quality of a number of East Lancashire’s waterways this summer. Continue Reading...

  • GPS WORLD

    The Ribble River flowing through Preston in Lancashire, United Kingdom, has hidden depths. “The challenge with rivers is that much of the beauty and interest is hidden from view beneath the surface,” said Jack Spees, CEO of the Ribble Rivers Trust. Continue Reading...

  • Environmental Technology

    Flood and pollution prevention specialists, Detectronic (UK), are supporting the Ribble Rivers Trust by providing monitoring equipment for its ‘Ribble Life Together’ Heritage Lottery Funded project. The project aims to achieve a healthier water environment for the benefit of everyone within the Ribble Catchment by improving its natural heritage and is being delivered in partnership with other organisations operating within the catchment. Continue Reading...

  • Lancashire Telegraph

    AN army of volunteers worked to protect a Ribble Valley river from future erosion after nearby fencing collapsed. More than 60 people from United Utilities and the Ribble Rivers Trust helped to restore a stretch of Bashall Brook which runs into the River Ribble near Edisford Bridge in Clitheroe. Continue Reading...