Category: Ribble Rivers Trust

How can I reduce my carbon footprint?

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, whichContinue readingHow can I reduce my carbon footprint?

Trout in the Classroom- inspiring children across our catchment

Our first trout eggs of the school year have now been delivered safely to schools Balderstone and Accrington, with more eggs due to be delivered over the coming week. EducationContinue readingTrout in the Classroom- inspiring children across our catchment

What’s in your rivers- the cased caddis

Cased caddisflies are fascinating insects that spend the first, and longest, stage of their lifecycle living underwater in our rivers, before hatching into their hairy, moth like adult forms. ThereContinue readingWhat’s in your rivers- the cased caddis

What’s in our rivers- the cased caddis

Cased caddisflies are fascinating insects that spend the first, and longest, stage of their lifecycle living underwater in our rivers, before hatching into their hairy, moth like adult forms. There are nearly 200 species of caddisfly in the UK, but they are all of the order Trichoptera and are sometimes known to anglers as sedge flies. Cased caddisfly larvae live underwater and make cases for themselves by sticking together materials such as stones, sand, and Continue Reading…

A helping hand for our habitats

Thanks to the media we’re learning more about the threats to our planet, our environment, and our climate- but did you know there are problems even in your local rivers? Our area covers parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire with some of the least amo…

The salmon run; an epic upstream journey

Salmon are one of the most well known creatures in our rivers, and every year they provide one of natures greatest spectacles; the salmon run. This amazing annual journey takes salmon from the ocean to the rivers they were born in. The journey begins w…

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…

Primrose Lodge Blue and Greenway update

Ribble Rivers Trust are proud to announce that the first phase of the Primrose Lodge Blue and Greenway Project (PLBGP) is now complete! The first phase of this ambitious plan involved coppicing trees then desilting the redundant mill lodge, as well as …

1000 Rivers Project

Ribble Trust are excited to be taking part in the 1000 Rivers Project. This project, led by the University of Hull aims to take eDNA samples from 1000 rivers in the British Isles, Continental Europe, and Canada. The Trust will be collecting 5 samples f…

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