The Ribble Catchment

Our catchment covers over 571 square miles and supports large numbers of fish, mammals and invertebrates.

In the past, industrial and agricultural pollution as well as water abstraction and poor sewage treatment have caused severe habitat damage to the Ribble and its tributaries, to such an extent that the wildlife supported by the river has been put under threat.

The Trust was established  to improve the water environments of the catchment, by restoring and protecting the river to make sure that future generations can enjoy the beauty of its wildlife and fauna.