2017 Summer Shows and Events

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The Long Preston May Day kick started this year’s show season with family friendly fun in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales village! The Ribble Rivers Trust were attending the show for a second year in order to showcase the work we have been carrying out in the area and around the catchment.   Shows are a great way for us to spread the word about the work we do. The shows we attend are varied in theme Continue Reading... The post 2017 Summer Shows and Events appeared first on Ribble Rivers Trust. ...

Rivers in the Classroom (and as classrooms!)

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Sat with a year 6 group watching sand martins return to the river’s eroded bank, swooping around picking freshly hatched riverflies from the air. One girl leans to her friend to say “I could watch these all day. I’m going to come down here at the weekend.” At that moment, a huge grin spread across my face! That’s what our education programme is all about – reconnecting, and in some cases for the first time Continue Reading... The post Rivers in the Classroom (and as classrooms!) appeared first on Ribble Rivers Trust. ...

Work Experience 2017

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By Lydia Ferris, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School.   I don’t really know what caused me to contact Ribble Rivers Trust for work experience but I am so glad that I did! This week has been very informative and has helped me build my knowledge of what exactly the RRT do and has shown me just how much work they have to do to help and sustain our rivers. I underwent varied tasks as the week Continue Reading... The post Work Experience 2017 appeared first on Ribble Rivers Trust. ...
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The Volunteer Experience

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By Lorraine Richen-Stones After 32 years working in the NHS and with my children full grown I gathered the courage to leave seeking a second career in conservation with a passion to make a difference. As an existing tree planting volunteer with the Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) since January 2014, Jack the Trust’s Director generously offered me a sabbatical placement to gain new skills in conservation field work. This enabled me to test whether a Continue Reading... The post The Volunteer Experience appeared first on Ribble Rivers Trust. ...

Fish Passes: How we design them

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By Mike Forty, Project Officer.   Restoring connectivity in rivers One of the big challenges we face in restoring freshwater ecosystems is re-connecting disjointed sections of streams which have been isolated by construction of in-stream structures. These structures can have profound effects on streams, acting as a barrier reducing, delaying, or altogether stopping fish or invertebrate movements, and disturbing geomorphological processes. This barrier effect is arguably greatest when rearing and spawning habitats of migratory fish Continue Reading... The post Fish Passes: How we design them appeared first on Ribble Rivers Trust. ...