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.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ribble Wetlands Talk Tonight at Lytham

Lytham St Annes Civic Society is hosting a talk about the Ribble Coast and Wetlands TONIGHT at the Lytham Assembly Rooms, beginning at 7.30pm.

Laurence Rose, chairperson of the Ribble Coast and Wetlands Country Park and Regional Director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds will be giving the presentation.

This event promises to be a fascinating and informative evening, so come along if you can!

The Lytham St Anne's Civic Society are actively involved in trying to protect and preserve the natural and historic environment along that stretch of the River Ribble, including trying to protect the SSSI/Ramsar/Green Belt sand dunes and the foreshore from development, sand extraction, and neglect.

This is a particularly fragile area of the Ribble's ecosystem, at the mercy of the sea and the weather as well as the short-sightedness and neglect of human behaviour.

As this area is also at significant risk of flooding, it is now more important than ever that the natural flood defences of the foreshore and sand dunes are maintained and improved for the long-term sustainability of the Ribble's wildlife ecosystem AND that of human communities.

Click here to find out more about the Lytham St Anne's Civic Society and their fight to protect the foreshore and the sand dunes;
and you can find out more about the importance of the Lytham Sand Dunes here at Defend the Dunes.

And treat yourself to one of the River Ribble's fantastic Ribbleside walks this Spring - along the River Ribble from Preston to Lytham St Annes. Gorgeous.

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