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  • Charlotte Ireland
    Four schools from Burnley are to take part in Himalayan balsam pulling sessions in and around Towneley Park this summer. This is just one of many activities that the local schools have undertaken in the Park as part of Ribble Rivers Trust’s long-term initiative to engage with local children and encourage them, and their families, to respect and look after Read More
  • Charlotte Ireland
    Our planets oceans currently cover around 70% of the Earth’s surface, contain 97% of the Earth’s water, and support over 230,000+ known species. Today is World Oceans Day, and as we know all our rivers eventually make their way to the sea, but do you know just how heavily linked they are? Did you know, for example, that outdoor drains Read More
  • Charlotte Ireland
    Did you know that invasive non native species cost the UK economy around £1.8 billion a year? There are around 2,000 non-native plants and animals that have been introduced to the UK by human activities, and whilst not all of these are harmful, approximately 10-15% become invasive. These plants and animals negatively impact our economy, and even human health. However, Read More
  • Charlotte Ireland
    This week is walk to school week! Pupils across the catchment, and the country, are being encouraged to walk to school as part of the event, which is an annual initiative from Living Streets. Walking is one of the easiest ways to keep our minds and bodies healthy, whilst looking after out planet. Despite this many of us are reluctant Read More
  • Charlotte Ireland
    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 June, almost double the pre-pandemic figure. Almost 85% of these people felt, in particular, stressed Read More