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  • It’s officially conker season! These glossy brown seeds and their spiky green cases can be found across the country, and every September children start collecting conkers, hunting for the very best specimens. Did you know that conkers are the seeds of a horse chestnut tree? These trees are easily recognisable
  • Today is the autumn equinox. This means that the night and the day are equal in length, and that from now on the days will get shorter, and the nights longer. The equinox was a special time for our ancestors. The equinox represented balance in life, the end of a
  • With so many opportunities to improve our rivers for nature and people, Ribble Rivers Trust often uses mapped data and evidence for conservation. Leanne Tough, our data and evidence trainee, explains more. I joined Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) as a trainee in November 2020 through the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership
  • Panaz and Ribble Rivers Trust are proud to announce our exciting new partnership! This partnership promises to deliver on the ground environmental projects in Lancashire. Plus, it will also support Britain’s Green Canopy as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The partnership will see the equivalent of one tree sapling
  • It might seem a little early to be thinking about this winter staple, but early autumn is the perfect time to hunt for sloes. By foraging for sloes and making your sloe gin or cordial now you can guarantee you have a plentiful supply of festive drinks. Firstly, what is
  • Summer is coming to an end, and next week astronomical autumn officially starts. As nature prepares for one last burst of colour and energy before winter, here are five signs of autumn to look out for. Seeds Throughout autumn many native trees lose their leaves and their seeds. Conkers, acorns,
  • The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) is calling on the public not to be complacent about the Asian Hornet. The Asian Hornet- photo c/o Jean Haxaire In spite of last year, when there were very few reported sightings, insects are no respectors of a pandemic and if conditions are right we
  • A partnership project led by Ribble Rivers Trust has been awarded a grant of £660,100 from the £40 million second round of the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund, a multi-million pound boost for green jobs and nature recovery. Ninety nature projects across England have been awarded grants from £68,100 to
  • An exciting new partnership has been created to help revive Lancashire’s rivers, woodlands, and wildlife. Recycle IT, one of the UK’s leading IT disposal and asset management providers, have joined forces with Ribble Rivers Trust as their latest corporate supporter. The Burnley based company already has the environment and a
  • Blackburn with Darwen residents encouraged to take the Plastic Challenge this August to tackle plastic pollution New research has revealed that many people in Blackburn with Darwen and across the North West might not be aware that plastic litter in towns and cities can end up in the Irish Sea,
  • Blackburn with Darwen residents encouraged to take the Plastic Challenge this August to tackle plastic pollution New research has revealed that many people in Blackburn with Darwen and across the North West might not be aware that plastic litter in towns and cities can end up in the Irish Sea,
  • It’s time to show your river some love with a #RiverRevival. It’s been a tough year of isolation, restriction, and stress, but summer is here and it’s time to get outside, enjoy the sun, and immerse yourself in nature. Rivers and green spaces have been a lifeline for the last
  • Ribble Rivers Trust are proud to announce that No.1 Fairham Gin have joined forces with the Trust as part of a new partnership. Ribble Trust Woodland Officer Kristina shows Ellis and Liam of No. 1 Fairham Gin how their support will benefit Lancashire’s woodlands. Penwortham based No.1 Fairham Gin have
  • Two Ribble Valley schools are taking part in specially designed ‘Introduction to Fishing’ sessions with the Ribble Rivers Trust. St Mary’s, Chipping and Brennand’s Endowed, Slaidburn will take part in the sessions, which begin on Bashall Brook, near Waddington, before moving on to fish the Rivers Hodder and Ribble. Planned
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • It’s bank holiday weekend and National Gardening Week. If you are looking for a way to share your love of the garden with your family then a wormery is a great activity that everyone can get involved with! This hands-on experiment showcases the wonder of worms and brings the hidden
  • This week is National Gardening Week. If you are lucky enough to have a garden, yard, patio, or balcony then you will probably agree that in the last year this space has been invaluable. Gardens are an extension of our houses, and give us space to relax, unwind, and quickly