• Ribble Rivers Trust are happy to announce that our work to remove Samlesbury weir is now complete. As with all our weir removals and fish passage projects we are happy that our work has made this stretch of river more wildlife and fish friendly, but it is also significant as this redundant 50 year old weir was one of the
  • Local contractors begin ambitious in-stream project after adapting working practices to comply with COVID-19 safety guidance. The Ribble Catchment Partnership has seized on the opportunity provided by exceptionally low spring water levels to start work on a transformational project to return the river to its natural course at Samlesbury. In what is believed to be the widest weir removal scheme
  • Horse chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum) are actually a non-native species, introduced in the 16th century from Turkey, and planted widely in parks, streets, and gardens. This is why you rarely find them in woodlands. Horse chestnuts can grow up to 40 meters tall and live for over 300 years. This tree species is well known for their beautiful, shiny, deep brown
  • Capturing the beauty of the River Ribble on camera over the course of a year is the focus of a new community photography project. A Year on the Ribble is an art installation by Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) as part of Ribble Life Together, a project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Photography stands designed and produced by Lancashire
  • Week 1 Monday When I arrived, I was met by Helen who showed me around the office, introduced me to the other members of staff and went through my induction. We then visited Balderstones primary school to check on the tank, which is part of Trout in the Classroom. We then had a site visit to two recently completed fish
  • Here at Ribble Rivers Trust we’re really excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with local artist Jessica Jenyns. Jessica has created some beautiful river themed greetings cards which are handmade, hand-finished, and environmentally-friendly; plus 50p from each card sold will be donated to the Trust. Jessica says; “Inspiration for my work comes from the natural world which I adore
  • A long-standing member of our Loud Facilitation Group who farms in Chipping has been recording and monitoring rainfall on her land for decades and her results are in for February… in total the farm was deluged by 333.2mm of rainfall in just one month! This is a record for February, and the 4th wettest month since records here began in
  • Apprenticeships are a great way to gain qualifications whilst you work, earn money, and gain the skills you need to work in your chosen sector. Plus the combination of knowledge and experience means apprentices stand out from the crowd, which is really important in industries such as conservation, where gaining experience and getting paid work can sometimes be difficult. Our
  • Climate change is a big issue, and the subject is finally getting the attention it deserves. Research shows that we have around 10 years to dramatically change our lifestyles, which is a really scary thought. But there is time, and there are lots of little changes we can make to our day to day lives which reduce our carbon footprints