Organisation: Ribble Rivers Trust
Type: Case Studies & Projects
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The pilot scheme aimed to engage people from local communities, farmers, public sector organisations and local businesses to help improve water quality at a local, catchment level. This is known as the catchment-based approach (CaBA) which the Ribble Life Partnership adopted for the long-term in 2013. In 2015 the Partnership were awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop it’s first project- the Ribble Life Together project.
The Ribble Life Partnership is made up of over 20 different organisations, including United Utilities, Environment Agency, RSPB, Forest of Bowland AONB, Forestry Commission, Natural England, Woodland Trust, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, NFU, RFCA as well as local councils and a number of community groups.
The Ribble Life Partnership objectives are:
In order to identify which areas of the catchment needed our help the most our partnership collected huge amounts of data and evidence. By collating this data key locations have been identified as our targets for the coming years.
This data has also allowed us to formulate some specific goals which include: