Ribble, Hodder, Calder, Darwen and Douglas
UK river prize winners 2022
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.
In 2022 we won the award that affirms our ability. Ribble Rivers Trust are proud winners of the UK River Prize which, each year, is awarded to the organisation that has done the most to improve their rivers.
There are four different factors we look at to decide how healthy a river is; water quality, water quantity, habitat health, and habitat connectivity. These four factors are all linked to each other and are the foundations of a healthy and well functioning river ecosystem.
If there are any problems affecting these four factors we can work to resolve them, and make our rivers healthier.
To do this we have seven key activities that we work on; engagement and education, woodland creation, fish passage, wetland creation, farm advice, farmland habitat improvements, and last, but by no means least, data and evidence.
Focussing on these activities enables us to ensure all the work we undertake serves a purpose and that all our projects are necessary and relevant to our aim of improving the Ribble catchment for wildlife and people.