Author: Charlotte Ireland

Making sure we plant the right trees in the right place

Ribble Rivers Trust
Making sure we plant the right trees in the right place
Planting trees is a vital tool in the fight against climate change. But how do we make sure we plant the right trees in the right place? When we’re planningContinue readingMaki…

Rivers and trees- 5 benefits for woodlands and water

Ribble Rivers Trust
Rivers and trees- 5 benefits for woodlands and water
If rivers are the heart of the natural world, then woodlands are the lungs. Together rivers and trees link up to provide a huge benefit to our environment and helpContinue reading…

Bats- super spooky or marvellous mammal?

Ribble Rivers Trust
Bats- super spooky or marvellous mammal?
Eye of newt, and toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog That’s what the Three Witches used for their famous brew in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. But did youContinue readingBats- super spooky o…

Health Walks for HEAL

Ribble Rivers Trust
Health Walks for HEAL
As part of our new Green Recovery Challenge Funded project, HEAL (Health and Environment Action Lancashire), we are working with partner organisations to deliver over 80 health walks in LancashireContinue readi…

Setting New Horizons for the Lancashire Economy

Ribble Rivers Trust
Setting New Horizons for the Lancashire Economy
Ribble Rivers Trust have teamed up with the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership at two of their recent conferences. For the first time the annual Lancashire Enterprise Partnership confer…

What is a witches broom?

Ribble Rivers Trust
What is a witches broom?
Lancashire is well known for its history of witchcraft, with the trials of the twelve Pendle witches in 1612 one of Britain’s most famous witch trials. But these aren’t theContinue readingWhat is a witches b…

Fishing fun for the Ribble Valley’s future anglers

Ribble Rivers Trust
Fishing fun for the Ribble Valley’s future anglers
Local primary schools have once again been taking part in exciting ‘Introduction to Fishing’ sessions with the Ribble Rivers Trust. Pupils from St Mary’s, Chipping and Brennand’s En…

Why does Lancashire have so many weirs?

Lancashire is well known for its industrial history, with Lancastrians grafting hard for centuries in quarries, coal mines, and cotton mills. During the Industrial Revolution the textile industry expanded rapidly. Mill owners were drawn by the hardwork…