• Part of my role as Monitoring Officer is collecting and identifying invertebrates which live in the catchment’s rivers. Many of these are insects, such as stoneflies and mayflies, which emerge from the water to live on land. They are important indicators and the species/family and number found helps us to understand the water quality, as some can only survive in
  • A partnership that will be a powerful voice and ready to take urgent action for nature in Lancashire is being relaunched. The Lancashire Local Nature Partnership (LNP) will “build a momentum and achieve a unity delivering great things” for the county and its wild areas. Wildlife will benefit from the launch of the LNP, but so will everyone who lives
  • Over the last 21 years Ribble Rivers Trust, together with our partners, supporters, and volunteers, have carried out a wide range of habitat improvements. Did you know that all of this work is carefully planned over months and, in some cases, years? Activities such as woodland creation, fish passes, and wetland creation is great for improving the quality of your
  • Ribble Rivers Trust has been delivering educational activities to primary schools for over a decade and we’re not about to stop now. In fact, we just want to keep expanding to reach more and more children and young people in the Ribble Catchment! While Covid-19 prevented our education team from going into schools, they have used that time to develop
  • Lancashire-based environment charity Ribble Rivers Trust has secured financial support from a range of businesses to aid in woodland creation to tackle carbon emissions and support a healthier environment. Independent craft brewer BrewDog chose the Trust’s Lancashire Woodland Connect tree planting scheme to offset emissions on its road to becoming a Carbon Negative business and the scheme has also attracted
  • Weirs come in all shapes and sizes, with the majority having been created during the Industrial Revolution to harness the power of water. However, some weirs have been constructed more recently, particularly gauging station weirs. The Henthorn gauging weir, with the Ribble Rivers Trusts new eel pass to the right of the picture. One of these is the weir at
  • The now completed fish bypass channel on Holland Wood weir Work on our latest close to nature fish bypass channel has now been completed and the structure is already functioning well. The work, completed as part of our Ribble Life for Water project, has been funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. Carried out with our delivery partners,
  • As we head into a second lockdown, most of us are yet again restricted on what we can and cannot do. But fear not, our circular walks, located across Lancashire and North Yorkshire, are just the thing to keep you healthy this winter. Walking is a tonic for the soul A view from our latest circular walk, Park Book. During
  • Today is both National Stress Awareness Day, and the mid-point of International Stress Awareness Week. Our mental and physical health have never been more important, with many of us feeling the mental as well as physical impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that almost 20% of adults were experiencing depression when surveyed in