Author: Charlotte Ireland

Peel Park & the Coppice: Consultation Results

Our consultation has now ended, and we’ve collected and collated the results of the surveys. We’d like to thank everyone that took part in the survey and helped to shape the future of this area. You can find out more about the project by cl…

Bowker MINI Centres Volunteer Staff Time for River Ribble Conservation

Two Lancashire car dealerships have pledged staff time to help with conservation improvements on the River Ribble and its associated tributaries.  Bowker MINI on Preston Docks and Trident Park in Blackburn will volunteer staff time to The Ribble R…

Langden gravels supporting spawning salmon

Langden Brook is one of the not so hidden gems in the Ribble catchment. A tributary of the River Hodder, this area is one of the few remaining strongholds for salmon. It is also an important part of our drinking water infrastructure. As part of the Sto…

The Battle of the Balsam!

Instantly recognizable thanks to its pretty pink flowers, Himalayan Balsam is present at the sides of most of the Ribble catchments watercourses. Despite providing a gorgeous display of sweetly scented flowers, this plant is one of our top environmenta…

Citizen science; the people behind the data

Citizen science is a really important part of our work. Like all of our volunteers, these specially trained groups include people from a wide range of backgrounds who all share one thing in common- a passion for nature and the outdoors. Together, they …

Make a (safe!) splash this weekend

Here in Lancashire, we’re pretty lucky when it comes to access to outdoor spaces. Although we get to enjoy these places all year round (for free!), our rivers, lakes, parks, and gardens really come to life when the sun is shining. As a charity working …

Kickstarting careers in River Conservation

Ribble Rivers Trust
Kickstarting careers in River Conservation
RRT recruited three Kickstart trainees as part of the Health & Environmental Action Lancashire (HEAL) project, funded by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund. Bethany Ryan, Jay Malpas and …

Keeping wildlife cool; 5 tips for the summer

Ribble Rivers Trust
Keeping wildlife cool; 5 tips for the summer
The hot weather is here! Whether you love to bask in the sunshine, chill out with an ice cream, or stay indoors and keep cool, we know how to lookContinue readingKeeping wildlife cool; 5 …

Natural flood management: working with nature to protect our communities

Ribble Rivers Trust
Natural flood management: working with nature to protect our communities
Natural flood management (NFM) is a flood risk management strategy that uses natural water processes to try and reduce flood risk. When used alone it can have …

Peel Park and the Coppice Local Nature Reserve Public Consultation

Ribble Rivers Trust
Peel Park and the Coppice Local Nature Reserve Public Consultation
There are some exciting improvements underway in the next phase of work at Peel Park and the Coppice Local Nature Reserve in Accrington. Ribble Rivers Trust, Hyndbur…