• It’s back to school for the Rivers in the Classroom scheme after lockdown forced learning online. Rivers in the Classroom is an important education programme run by Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) and more than 7,000 pupils have participated over the past decade. The COVID-19 pandemic meant educational activities moved online but with children returning to school – so has Rivers
  • September has been a busy month for Ribble Rivers Trust, with two weir removals, one newly created fish bypass channel, the start of two new fish passage projects, plus the creation of the longest fish pass in England which is still in progress. The now disused Long Preston weir One of these projects was the partial removal of Long Preston
  • What is thought to be England’s longest fish pass is nearing completion. The fish pass is being created as part of the Primrose Lodge Blue and Greenway Project (PLBGP), which is being completed by Ribble Rivers Trust in partnership with Primrose Community Nature Trust (PCNT). The disused weir at Primrose Lodge, which is currently preventing fish from migrating upstream The
  • Over the summer our Ribble Life Together home learning content featured lots of information about invasive species, and this year they’ve yet again proved to be a serious problem across the catchment. Many of us have spent a lot more time than usual outside, discovering new places, and looking towards nature and the outdoors to provide stability, peace, and calm
  • Have you heard of ‘Geocaching’? If not, you’ve been missing out! Geocaching is an exciting treasure hunt, which takes place in a hidden outdoor world that is literally all around us. Anyone can take part in geocaching, and it’s a fun, free, and family friendly way to get outside and discover new places whilst looking at the world around you
  • Since Ribble Rivers Trust revealed that we are lucky enough to be working with Brew Dog as part of their plan to make their business carbon negative we have had some awesome feedback, and many of you have been in touch to ask how you can reduce your own carbon footprint. The first step to reducing your carbon footprint is to
  • Holland Wood Weir lies on the River Darwen, close to its confluence with the River Ribble and the limit of the tidal Ribble area. The weir was originally constructed to provide water to the nearby Walton Mill, which historically milled corn and flour. Although the mill, which is now operated by Massey Bros, still exists only the weir remains. At
  • Marieberg Powerplant (C)Unipers Hydropower in Sweden Ribble Rivers Trust are very excited to be taking part in a two-hour webinar programme hosted by Dam Removal Europe. As part of the webinar a live stream will show part of a dam removal at the Marieberg powerplant, Sweden. Additionally, expert speakers from a wide range of backgrounds will be discussing strategies on how
  • Salmon and trout can swim in a stretch of Lancashire river where they’ve not been seen for 200 years, thanks to an ambitious Ribble Rivers Trust project. Work has just been completed on a fish pass at Dunkenhalgh Weir, allowing salmon and trout to swim as far as Accrington for the first time in two centuries and increasing their breeding