Save The Ribble

A blog dedicated to preserving the beauty and delicate ecosystem of the River Ribble, and opposing the Riverworks 'vision' to build a barrage on our River and develop on our riverbanks, floodplains and green spaces, causing damage to wildlife and the environment and increasing the risk of flooding to our homes. Save the Ribble Campaign is not responsible for the content of external blogs or websites which link here.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Ribble Events

Visit RSPB Marshside or other areas on the River Ribble this Winter to see the fantastic array of wild birds who rely on the rich Ribble mudflats every year!
The RSPB also run a number of special events - so GET RIBBLING!!


The Preston Bird Watching & Natural History Society commence their 115th consecutive Winter Season of lectures on Monday 24th September. Non-members are welcome.
For details visit the Preston Society website.


On Saturday 4th August, we hosted one of the first events in the Ribble Coast & Wetlands Regional Park Walking Festival, walking upriver to the Wildlife Trust's new Brockholes Wetland Nature Reserve.

The Ribble at Mete House and Mellings Wood, looking towards Brockholes...

For pictures and the full story, see our blog article here.


The RSPB run a number of events throughout the year, from hands-on crafts to talks to Walks!

See RSPB Marshside and RSPB Lancashire Events for details...

We can't wait for Hesketh Out Marsh to join the Events list...!


The Wildlife Trust also run various events including at the Fishwick Bottoms Local Nature Reserve, and the new Brockholes Wetland Nature Reserve on the Ribble!!

You can email us with your experiences on these events or contact us with your Ribble views at and we'll put them on the blog!

Thanks to all of you for spending a Spring day by the Riverbank instead of being stuck at work!

Local Ribbleside residents in Penwortham and Preston organised a Spring Clean for the riverbanks in Broadgate and Penwortham for Friday 8th June...

We litter-picked and removed the invasive plant species Himalayan Balsam, which suppresses native British plant species on the riverbanks. We also got help from the Ribble Basin Campaign, South Ribble BC & Lancashire CC, although unfortunately the Environment Agency were unable to come and help at the last minute, clearing the junk which has accumulated on the mudflats with special gear to drag the huge metal frames and other debris out of the mud. We managed to clear some ourselves, however, and will endeavour to arrange another date for the mudflats to be cleared soon...

If you would like to join us for any Save The Ribble Events, please email us at

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